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Fracking - Bad Science Debate Looms
2012-07-23 09:49:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmentalists often lean heavily on science and research to support their political cause, but a few scientists are now saying that some of the evidence these activists use is misleading or questionable. "The debate is becoming very emotional. And basically not using science" on either side, Avner Vengosh, a Duke University professor studying groundwater contamination told the Associated Press. Shale gas drilling has become a...


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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.'