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Education News Archive - March 04, 2008

By Donna Vavala, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Mar. 4--Jerry Register, who has been in education as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Bay District Schools since 1969, has announced his candidacy for the District 4 School Board seat.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'