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2008-06-24 12:00:00

By Robert Boyer, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Jun. 24--A county official has revealed key details in an ongoing controversy at the Alamance County Health Department. Commissioner Bill Lashley said Monday he was the public official who asked Sheriff Terry Johnson to call in the SBI to investigate the department's record-keeping and use of patient-provided aliases in work-excuse notes. Last Wednesday, Dr. Kathleen Shapley-Quinn, the health department's medical director, and Karen Saxer,...


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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.'