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2008-09-04 15:00:17

Text of report by Namibian news agency Nampa website [Unidentified Reporter: "Pohamba Opens LCA Meeting"] President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Thursday officially opened the 2008 Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) meeting at a local hotel in the capital. President Hifikepunye Pohamba speaks during the presidential breakfast of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) meeting (Nampa, 4 September) Addressing delegates from 26 African countries as well as China, the United...


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.'