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2009-03-19 13:01:21

The Competition Commission in Britain has ordered BAA to sell three of its airports, including Gatwick and Stansted, within two years. The commission even chose a pecking order, demanding the airport operator, which runs seven airports, sell Gatwick first, then Stansted, followed by either Edinburgh or Glasgow, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. The decision comes after a two-year investigation into BAA's operation and its impact on competition. We are confident that the sale of these airports...


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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.'