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2008-08-04 09:00:17

By CHARLES J HANLEY By Charles J. Hanley and Jae-Soon Chang The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea South Korean investigators, matching once-secret documents to eyewitness accounts, are concluding that the U.S. military indiscriminately killed large groups of refugees and other civilians early in the Korean War. Half a century later, the Seoul government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has more than 200 such alleged wartime cases on its docket, based on hundreds of...

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2010-11-19 16:21:16

Napalm, used for military operations, is a thickening/gelling agent generally mixed with gasoline or other fuel. The term napalm comes from the ingredients of aluminum salts of naphthenic and palmitic acids. This style of napalm, however, has been long obsolete in warfare. "Napalm b" is the modern version of napalm although it is distinctly different from the previous form. Napalm is often used as the generic name of several flammable liquids used in warfare. These are often forms of...

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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.'