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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

H for ABC Wednesday






I'm on the lookout for a humgruffin. It would give me great pleasure to call someone a humgruffin just because the word is surely a quirky one that belongs in a poem, a knock-knock joke or a backpack of fave sayings.

Humgruffin is defined as 'a terrible person'. Maybe I know a lot of them or maybe I know only one or none. Terrible is not very definitive. The more I think about it, the more I'm not sure I'd know one if I found it. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure I know many.

How many do you know?
 









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17 comments:

Mar:: said...

Oh, I know a few and I didn't know it!! happy ABC!

Roger Owen Green said...

I've known a few...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Nanka said...

LOL!! I love the sound of that word and don't mind using it as a nickname for a few!! :D

capturedalive said...

and what would I call a a terrible an who thinks? Hmmmgruffin !! :)

Pheno, ABCW Team

Gigi Ann said...

Can't say I know any by name. But I'm sure there are a lot of Humgruffins out in the world. Would they live under little toll bridges and collect the tolls, before letting us cross?

Leslie: said...

The word makes me think of Ebenezer Scrooge when he said, "Bah! Humbug!"

Leslie
abcw team

Kay L. Davies said...

I looked it up and found "terrible or repulsive person" so that really opens up the field.
Just sticking with "terrible", however, I can think of some ex-husbands...
Actually, I've never seen or heard the word before, so I'd like to give it some thought before applying it to anyone other than serial killers and the prime minister of Canada.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Cheryl said...

Next time someone is being grumpy, I'm tossing that word out just to baffle and maybe shake 'em up enough to smile.

Wanda said...

It's really a catchy word, too bad it has a bad meaning. I think I've know few in my lifetime.

chubskulit said...

I've known some too. Thanks for sharing this new word.

My ABC is about the Humongous Coke in Disney.

VioletSky said...

Sounds like a word from Old Possums!

Paula Scott said...

I would like to say that I know none. But, that would be a horrible lie! Even one would be too may. What a great word!

Hazel said...

I've known a lot. But as you said terrible is not very definitive so then maybe I've known a few or none. Happy H Day!

Lisa said...

I love that word! I think I'll use it every chance I get. :-) Unfortunately, I can think of a few people it could describe right now.

Carver said...

What a great word and yep I've know a few in my time.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

OOOO what a great word, and you're right it is a lot of fun to say! I hope not to need it any time soon.

Quiet Paths said...

It doesn't sound like the word t means... I hope you don't know too many. I can honestly say I don't.