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The Incandescent Light Bulb Survives For Another Year
2011-12-17 06:28:00

The incandescent light bulb seems to have won a new lease on life, at least for the next 9 months say Washington insiders. According to reports coming out of the capitol, Congressional leaders reached an agreement on Thursday that will effectively, if temporarily, nullify legislation passed in 2007 that would have outlawed traditional incandescent bulbs as early as next spring. The new deal constitutes just a tiny part of the monolithic 1,200-page spending bill that designates the amount...

2011-07-11 08:00:00

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTC: LSCG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haworth issued the following statement regarding the movement to pass the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417: "Energy efficiency is the most powerful and cost-effective tool for achieving a sustainable future. Improvements in energy efficiency can reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut fuel costs, increase competitiveness,...


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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.'