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2006-01-05 15:56:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush went to bed at halftime of the Texas-Southern California college football championship but woke up in time to see his Longhorns' dramatic comeback victory over the No. 1 Trojans. Bush, who is a Texan, called Texas coach Mack Brown on Thursday morning to congratulate him on the Longhorns' 41-38 defeat of Southern Cal and invite the team to the White House. "The president said, 'Congratulations on a wonderful moment,"' said White House...

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  • 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.'