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2008-07-04 12:00:19

By Barry Caine, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 4--HERE'S ALL YOU need to know about "Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition": The extras are more fun than the movie -- about three nerdy young high schoolers who hire a supposed soldier of fortune (Owen Wilson) to protect them from two older bullies. The Judd Apatow-produced comedy isn't awful; some scenes satisfy. And Apatow regular Leslie Mann (she's his wife) is incandescent in the supporting role of a sexually charged...

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  • 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.'