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2007-05-15 18:00:18

By The Salt Lake Tribune May 15--Anne Ewers, president and CEO of Utah Symphony and Opera, is leaving Utah's largest performing arts organization after five turbulent years in which the company completed a controversial merger, weathered a financial crisis and won raves for its musical offerings. Ewers will become president and CEO of Philadelphia's Kimmel Center Inc., a performing arts center with a $35 million annual budget and that is home to eight resident arts companies,...


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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.'