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2008-01-18 00:00:26

Two young Scottish men admitted badger baiting Thursday after police found videotape on a social networking site that showed a badger being killed. Sean Dodds and Kyle Lawrie, both Hawick residents, could be sentenced to as much as three years in prison, The Scotsman reported. They pled guilty in Jedburgh Sheriff's Court. Badgers live in connected networks of tunnels and burrows called setts. Badger baiting is an old sport in Europe but has been banned in Britain since the early 19th...


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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.'