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2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Aliana Ramos, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 17--Police recovered the body of a 70-year-old N.C. man from the Atlantic Ocean in North Myrtle Beach about 6 p.m. Wednesday. It was unclear whether Colin Chignelk of Cary, N.C., drowned or suffered a heart attack, said Horry County Coroner Robert Edge. Edge said an autopsy will be conducted today. North Myrtle Beach spokeswoman Nicole Aiello said Chignelk's body was found in the surf at 13th Avenue North in the Cherry Grove...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'