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2005-09-21 13:48:02

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bankrupt Northwest Airlines plans to lay off about 1,400 flight attendants, the union representing the workers said on Wednesday. The Professional Flight Attendants Association said in a posting on its Web site that the No. 4 U.S. carrier has said it plans two rounds of flight attendant furloughs. The first round will affect 900 flight attendants starting October 31, the union said. A second round of about 500 furloughs is set for January. The PFAA represents...


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.'