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2014-03-26 23:32:09

Maggie Baughman, a 9th Grade student at Garrison Forest School, scored in the top 10% of all North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) entrants. She was the only student to qualify for round two of the competition among more than 60 independent and public school students who participated in the first round at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Excellence. Owings Mills, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Garrison Forest School (GFS) freshman Maggie Baughman qualified for the...

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2009-08-05 15:15:00

High school students from across the U.S. won individual and team honors last week at the seventh annual International Olympiad in Linguistics held in Wroclaw, Poland. The results reflect U.S. competence in computational linguistics, an emerging field that has applications in computer science, language processing, code breaking and other advanced arenas.The U.S. fielded two teams at the Olympiad, which featured competitors from 17 different countries, including Australia, Germany, India,...


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.'