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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - February 13, 2013

Xbox 360 Console Sales Reach 76 Million Mark

Microsoft has sold 76 million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide since launching the device in 2005, making it one of the company’s most successful products to date.

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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