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2009-07-28 10:42:56

Doctors say they have no idea why a 5-year-old Australian boy has such severe malabsorption that he must get nutrients pumped into his stomach 20 hours a day. Kaleb Bussenschutt of Hillbank, South Australia, near Adelaide, gets violently ill if he eats even a crumb, his mother, Melissa Bussenschutt, tells the The (Adelaide) Advertiser. All he can take is water and lemonade, she says. Doctors have no idea exactly what is wrong with him, she says. If we go out to dinner, to a restaurant, he...


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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.'