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Oddities News Archive - September 29, 2012

Divorce Could Be Caused By Shared Chores

Guys, if you think helping your wives around the house will help the two of you enjoy a long and happy marriage, you might think again after seeing the results of a new Norwegian study released this week.

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.'