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2009-11-23 07:30:00

Walk the Red Carpet for a Cause -- HIV/AIDS WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Medical Association (NMA) in collaboration with award winning actor Egypt formerly Devin T. Robinson X of AIDS Awareness Poets, Inc., will host a free movie premier of "God, Me... HIV?" on the eve of World AIDS Day, November 30th at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW in Washington D.C, 6:30 pm EST. The film, an adaptation of Egypt's 2005 one-man show "God Did Not Give Me HIV" will...


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.'