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2010-12-30 07:20:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the publisher of Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Approaches to a Science of Life: Word Pictures versus Working Models, while psychology is thought of as a "soft" science, now it has as solid a basis as physics and chemistry. The ramifications of the new theory are profound and far-reaching, similar to the revolution in astronomy when the technically correct explanation of the solar system was understood and accepted in the...


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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