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2010-10-26 05:10:00

Online retail giant Amazon said Monday that customers are buying digital versions of the top 10 best-selling books for the Kindle e-reader more than twice as often as print copies. "Kindle books are also outselling print books for the top 25, 100, and 1,000 bestsellers -- it's across the board," said senior VP of Amazon Kindle, Steve Kessel. "This is remarkable when you consider that we've been selling hardcover and paperback books for 15 years, and Kindle books for just 36 months." Amazon...


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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.'