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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 25, 2006

Led by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's" fabulous $60.2 million haul, the weekend box office was especially lively internationally as the studios unleashed a batch of offerings during a summer compressed by World Cup activity in June and early this month.

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.'