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2009-09-30 01:06:17

Kraft Foods, four days after announcing a name for a new variety of the Australian spread Vegemite, announced Australians don't like iSnack2.0. The problem is not the product, a creamier version of the yeast-based spread, The Australian reported. The problem is the name, selected from among 48,000 suggestions from the public. Simon Talbot, the company's top spokesman in Australia, said iSnack.2.0 will continue to appear on store shelves for several months. In the meantime, Kraft plans to hold...


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.'