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International News Archive - January 09, 2012

Britons Asked To Take Two Days Off Of Drinking Per Week

The Science and Technology Committee of British Members of Parliament have called for Britons to refrain from consuming alcohol for at least two days of the week and consider their own weight when deciding to heavily imbibe.

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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