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2011-07-19 12:08:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Water protection experts will gather in Anaheim August 21-25 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2011 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers, educators, EPA staff,...


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.'