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2011-04-12 07:00:00

Scenic Highway 1 Southbound to Big Sur Set to Reopen Soon MONTEREY, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring spells renewal in Monterey County, with its potent mix of fresh ocean breezes, prime Pacific sunsets and crisp snap of Monterey pine to jump-start the senses. Verdant and visual, this region also boasts the top trekking for wild flower enthusiasts with 25 state and national parks, including the newest edition -- Fort Ord Dunes State Park. Add a wealth of cultural...


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.'