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2014-02-20 08:28:52

GHENT, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, Belgium and Janssen Research & Development, LLC ("Janssen"), today announced they are seeking nominations for the third Dr. Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" Award. The award honors an individual, project or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Nominations from people and organizations anywhere in the world can be submitted at...


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.'