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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - December 12, 2008

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The international touring show Harry Potter: The Exhibition is slated to open at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago next spring, the museum said. The exhibition is to run April 30-Sept. 7 in Chicago. Tickets are on sale exclusively online at www.msichicago.org.

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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