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2008-07-31 15:01:02

By Jennifer Bailey, Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Jul. 31--DANVILLE -- In light of state budget cuts, at least 21 employees will lose their jobs at Prairie Center Health Systems Inc., and client services for those in the Danville area also will be cut back. This includes the elimination of the detoxification unit in Champaign. Officials presented what the cuts will mean to Champaign and Vermilion County communities at a press conference in Urbana on Wednesday. Prairie Center...


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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.'