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2010-09-16 04:25:00

LONDON/>, September 16, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom and Virgin Trains have unveiled a new look for one of the fifty-two high-speed tilting Pendolino trains serving the West Coast Main Line. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/alstom/44217/ The train, renamed "Alstom Pendolino" by Virgin Trains CEO Tony Collins/> during a ceremony at Euston station, London/>, now displays a specially designed Alstom branding alongside that of...


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.'