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2009-09-01 13:24:21

A professor said on Tuesday that a wolf he cloned about four years ago has died from an infection. Shin Nam-Shik of Seoul National University told journalists that Snuwolf was found dead on August 26th at Seoul Zoo. Snuwolf is believed to have died from an infection, according to Shin.  "But we can't say anything for certain until we complete the analysis of autopsy results." He said that the death is not linked to a faulty cloning technique.   "Sudden deaths among dogs and...


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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.'