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2008-08-06 12:00:33

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO & WHAT: Simply Music is a revolutionary, Australian-developed piano learning method that presents a breakthrough in music education. This groundbreaking approach has students of all ages playing great-sounding contemporary, classical, gospel, blues and accompaniment pieces -- immediately -- from their very first lessons! Simply Music is a...


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.'