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Entertainment News Archive - November 28, 2006

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) and BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany (NYSE:BF) today announced that BASF sold the global Counter insecticide product line and the Lock 'n Load® closed delivery system to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard.

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.'