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2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...

2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...


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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.'