Business News Archive - November 08, 2011
Strong German contingent seeks business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific regionSingapore, Nov 8, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - AnaLabAsia2011, Asia's most established and relevant
Word of the Day
- A spider.
- Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'