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2008-06-17 00:00:17

First Use of Voice Recognition Technology for Gender Targeting at This Scale For Jingle Networks Deann Mayeda, 415-591-8404 dmayeda@shiftcomm.com Jingle Networks, Inc., the leader in free voice search and operator of 1-800-FREE411, and Turner Network Television (TNT) today announced details of TNT's recent success promoting the NBA Playoffs using 1-800-FREE411's gender and geographic targeting capabilities. When consumers called the nation's leading voice search service for...


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.'