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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 27, 2005

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"Make it fresh," Alex the Lion advises his best buddy, Marty the Zebra, when trying to entertain crowds at the Central Park Zoo. Those are words of wisdom the makers of "Madagascar" should have followed, too.

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.'