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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 01, 2009

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Star Trek's original 1960s Capt Kirk, William Shatner, skipped the glittery Los Angeles premiere of the 2009 film, observers said.

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The US comic book industry says it's capitalizing on the release of the new Wolverine movie by giving away free comic books this weekend.

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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