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2008-07-20 18:00:19

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 20--EMPIRE -- Benzie County agencies continue to bemoan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's preferred general management plan, while park officials work to finalize the years-long project. Park officials are analyzing feedback from a recent round of public hearings on a new management plan and expect to make minor changes to the "preferred alternative," one of five posed to the public that outlines the park's future....


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.'