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Education News Archive - December 02, 2008

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A new study has found kids who learn how to kick, catch and throw are more likely to grow into active and fit teens.

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In its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the non-profit Josephson Institute reported Monday that teenagers in the United States lie, cheat and steal at "alarming rates."

Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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.'
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