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2006-07-13 08:00:00

By Ed Stoddard ANTANANARIVO -- Most tourists come to Madagascar for its unique wildlife, but the big island off the east coast of Africa has another little-known attraction: food. "The foie gras is the speciality of my chef," says the youthful proprietor of Ku De Ta, one of a handful of French restaurants in the Malagasy capital, as he points to a menu boasting a mouth-watering selection including escargots and frogs' legs. Served in small portions on thin wafers of bread, the fattened duck...


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.'