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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 24, 2010

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Axl Rose has filed a $20 million lawsuit against "Guitar Hero" maker Activision, claming that its use of the Guns N' Roses song "Welcome to the Jungle" violated a deal not to include any imagery of ex-guitarist Saul Hudson, more commonly known as Slash.

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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