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Latest Sovetskaya Belorussiya - Belarus' Segodnya Stories

2008-08-19 15:00:53

Text of report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 19 August: Non-governmental mass media have been covering the election process participants much broader in comparison with non-governmental ones, media expert Ales Antsipenka, a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) public association, told a news conference in Minsk on 19 August. BAJ presented to journalists the second bulletin about the mass media's coverage of the parliamentary election...


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.'