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2010-04-28 15:15:00

Australia's government warned young people not to jump on the "sexting" bandwagon on Wednesday, and said that sending provocative images by mobile phones could have "very bad long-term consequences." Tanya Plibersek, minister for the Status of Women, said this was a rising "ranch culture phenomenon" and it is a part of youth culture that "completely passes adults by." "Things like people filming sexual assaults on mobile phones ... taking pornographic pictures ... and passing them around,"...


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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.'