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Sixty-Five Percent Of Hybrid Owners Not Returning Customers
2012-04-11 05:18:14

According to an analysis by Polk, 65 percent of previous hybrid vehicle owners chose to ditch the eco-friendly cars when purchasing a new automobile in 2011. Polk found that 35 percent of hybrid vehicle owners chose to purchase a hybrid again when returning back to the market. Also, if Toyota Prius owners were not factored in, those who chose to remain loyal to hybrid vehicles drops to under 25 percent. Polk said 60 percent of Toyota hybrid owners returned to the market to purchase...


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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.'