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2009-02-26 10:51:00

Irish eyes will be smiling when the 34th Annual Forever Green settles on Navy Pier in support of Chicago charities CHICAGO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080205/NYTU025) When: March 6, from 5 to 10 p.m. Where: Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave. Who: Anyone 21 and older, and you don't have to be Irish What: Some local musical acts will liven up the Irish faithful a little early this year at Chicago's largest St. Patrick's Day bash and...


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.'