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2010-11-03 11:10:00

Men, women equally concerned about higher tuition, lower salaries; pattern will repeat in medicine, law fields Women now dominate the field of veterinary medicine "” the result of a nearly 40-year trend that is likely to repeat itself in the fields of medicine and law. That's the conclusion of a new study that found three factors that appear to be driving the change: the 1972 federal amendment that outlaws discrimination against female students; male applicants to graduate schools who...


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.'