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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - December 24, 2008

Without explanation, Disney has announced it will not produce or finance the third film in The Chronicles of Narnia series. Disney and Walden Media issued a joint statement Tuesday saying Disney decided to opt out of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but offered no official explanation why, The Hollywood Reporter said. The third film based on C.S.

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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