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2007-09-11 12:00:16

JobsInRI.com, in partnership with the Rhode Island State Department of Labor and Training, will be hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 19 at the South Kingstown Holiday Inn. This event is co-sponsored by Bank Newport and the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce. Among the local businesses participating in the job fair to meet with job seekers are AAPC-MGE, Hyatt Regency Newport, Gateway Healthcare, Stanley-Bostitch and Bank Newport to name a few. This job fair is open only...


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.'