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2008-12-22 04:28:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Martini, the best bar in the business, has Boca Raton buzzin' about the good times ahead. The sophisticated hot spot just opened at the new Terrace section of the Town Center Mall at Boca Raton and it's already the toast of the town! "There is so much excitement about Blue Martini in Boca Raton," said Kay Renz. "This upscale market has been longing for an establishment that caters to their desires. Blue Martini excels in creating a sexy ambiance...

2008-12-05 11:34:00

Teamsters Helmets to Hardhats is dedicating the holiday season to those who have made so many sacrifices, the families of Illinois Fallen heroes, the families of the active military and our Illinois veterans. MARSHFIELD, Ill., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois Veterans Foundation and Chicago Teamsters honor the Will Grundy Building Trades and Teamster participants as well as private companies who helped build a home for Gold Star mom Lori Fraher by honoring all of the fallen...

2008-10-28 09:00:17

Martini Media Network (http://www.martinimedianetwork.com), a leading media network targeted to affluent individuals, today announced that it has raised financing from Venrock and added Brian Ascher and David Siminoff to its board of directors. The company, which enables premier brand advertisers to target upscale consumers, will use the funds to drive product development, sales and marketing efforts. "Even in this tough economic climate, premier brands are moving an increasing percentage...

2008-10-23 09:00:16

Martini Media Network (http://www.Martinimedianetwork.com), the leading media network targeted to affluent individuals, today announced that Skip Brand has joined the company as chief executive officer. A well respected veteran in the industry, Brand previously held senior sales and business development positions at leading companies such as Yahoo!, Cox Communications, and Excite@Home. "Martini Media targets high net-worth individuals through lifestyle pursuits such as polo and yachting,...

2008-07-31 09:00:00

Hydrate Responsibly, Party Like a Rockstar(r) or Stir Up a Cosmo On All A320 Flights Beginning August 3 Enhanced In-flight Beverages Available for $3 NEW YORK, July 31, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces that customers jetting on flights serviced by its Airbus A320 fleet will soon have the option to upgrade their JetBlue Experience with buy-on-board beverages including glaceau vitaminwater(r), ROCKSTAR(r)...

2008-07-13 09:00:11

By Kate Simon FIRST-CLASS FLIGHTS Virgin Atlantic's flying barman shows Kate Simon how to mix (and drink) a marmalade martini at 35,000 feet Taste the difference. In my right hand I have a glass containing a few ice cubes, a big slug of gin, a slosh of tonic and a slice of lemon. In my left is a glass full of ice, with a more restrained measure of spirit, lime has been squeezed in the glass and rubbed around the rim, and the drink has been topped with tonic and served with a sprig of...

2008-07-08 18:00:09

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-07-02 18:00:08

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-07-02 12:00:23

If anyone is in any doubt about the continued rise, and rise, of the cocktail phenomenon in American culture, or at least in those parts of it where the consumption of liquor is taken seriously, he need only consider the recent announcement that the Museum of the American Cocktail will open the doors of its "spectacular" new home in New Orleans this July. Can a Cocktail Hall of Fame be far behind? As Frank Coleman of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States [DISCUS] points out:...

2006-08-23 10:06:36

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who mixed martinis for Marilyn Monroe and poured Scotch for John Lennon was feted as New York's oldest bartender when he turned 90 this week, and he vowed to keep working. Hoy Wong, who was born in Hong Kong and served in the U.S. military in World War II, is known simply as Mr. Hoy at the historic Algonquin Hotel where he has served Manhattans and martinis for the past 27 years in the dimly lit Blue Bar. The hotel is best known as the...


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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.'