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2007-10-21 09:00:21

By Jeanne Huff, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Oct. 21--It sounds like the lineup on Nick at Night, the TV show reruns from the 1960s meant to lure the baby boomer audience: "Star Trek,""The Outer Limits,""Twilight Zone,""Lost in Space." It's a bit of a head-shaker, then, when you find out these are some of Lance Meenach's favorite television shows. Meenach, of Boise, is 21, much younger than the boomers, even younger than Gen X. He's an echo boomer, a millennial from Gen Y, the Internet...


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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