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2010-12-06 12:19:29

Google opened an online e-book store on Monday in its attempt to jump into a market dominated by Kindle-maker Amazon. Google e-bookstore features the company's massive library of digitized works online at books.google.com. "We believe it will be the world's largest e-books library," said Google spokeswoman Jeannie Hornung. "Including the free books, there are more than three million." Google said it will expand its e-book store internationally next year. The e-bookstore will be kept online...


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.'