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2011-06-07 08:49:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FEV, Inc., (FEV) a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced today that Dr. Martin Pischinger has assumed the position of vice president of Electronics/Controls at its North American Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. Pischinger, who held the same position at FEV's parent company, FEV Motorentechnik GmbH, located in Aachen, Germany, is the son of FEV founder Prof. Franz Pischinger. Gary Rogers, FEV...


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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.'