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Global Bacon Shortage “Unavoidable” In 2013 Due To Record Drought And Heat
2012-09-25 08:22:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you love bacon with your eggs; if you worship your ham salad; if you go gaga for pork and beans; then you better fill up while you can--a British pork group is warning that there will be an “unavoidable” worldwide shortage of pork and bacon next year. Britain´s National Pig Association (NPA) said the shortage will be due to long-lived and widespread drought conditions that dried up corn and soybean crops this...


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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.'