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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 27, 2012

Nintendo Posts Console Sales Numbers

Nintendo sold more than 1.2 million game consoles in the United States from November 18 through November 24, including 400,000 of its new Wii U console, the company said on Monday.

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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