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2008-10-23 14:05:00

A rare white tigress being held at the Parken Zoo in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna has died from injuries it received from its mate, a zoo official says. Parken Zoo director Helena Olsson said Sasha the white tigress was attacked by her mate, Brahma, this week and suffered fatal wounds to the neck, the Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday. "It's really, really sad, but these sorts of things can happen with wild animals," Olsson said of Wednesday's attack. Brahma's attack on Sasha was...


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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.'