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Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s time once again to look to a 90s Romantic Comedy for sage advice to guide us through our every day lives. In the words of Janeane Garofalo in the 1996 movie “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “You can love your pets, but just don´t LOVE your pets.” Another lesson learned from this film: Be yourself. Don´t try to be Uma Thurman. It seems the latest from the journal Archives of...


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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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