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2008-07-14 12:00:51

By Christopher Ortiz, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jul. 12--Inside a classroom at Jefferson Elementary on Thursday, students are sitting at their desks, pencils in hand, listening to their teacher talk about a magic pot that doubles anything put inside. The students at Jefferson, 1315 4th Ave., just started classes but no one is confused about what month it is. During this summer, about 722 students in Greeley-Evans School District 6 will spend part of their summer break in school....


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.'