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2011-03-14 12:10:04

A report released on Monday said that the rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the Internet the destination of choice for consumers looking for news. According to the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a research organization that evaluates and studies the performance of the press, all local, network and cable television news, newspapers, radio and magazines lost audiences last year. The project said in its eighth annual State of the News Media survey that news...


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.'