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2008-08-21 09:15:00

NACO, Ariz. (AP) -- Some furniture inspected by customs agents at the Arizona-Mexico border gives new meaning to the term "entertainment centers" -- they were allegedly used to hide $2.7 million worth of marijuana. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Brian Levin says officers at the Naco port of entry in southeastern Arizona got suspicious Tuesday after interviewing the truck driver hauling the wooden entertainment centers and examining the driver's paperwork. Over several hours,...


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.'