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New Road Rage Study Shows What Upsets Drivers Most
2013-01-10 18:38:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online ℠Be the change you wish to see in the world.´ — Mahatma K. Gandhi Gandhi´s offering is simple enough. I hear people bandy the saying around, but is it really put into practice? Do people even know how they might recognize situations where their behavior can be a shining example of what, to many, is simply a platitude en vogue? Well, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),...


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.'