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Entertainment News Archive - November 26, 2005

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Wilson "Lit" Waters, Jr., a member of the Grammy Award-winning Fairfield Four gospel group, has died at his Nashville home of cancer, family members said. He was 74. Waters, who died on Thursday, became a member of the black a cappella band in 1982.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - ARTIST: SANTANA FEATURING STEVEN TYLER - SINGLE: JUST FEEL BETTER. Santana's previous "I'm Feeling You," the been-there-heard-that first single from his new "All That I Am," showed that any acclaimed musician can fall victim to complacence.

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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