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Just When You Thought It Was Safe...
2012-06-20 06:58:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Steve Jobs may or may not have once declared “thermonuclear” war on Google´s Android. Now, it seems the two California companies have found themselves in a brand new kind of battle. The two smartphone makers are accustomed to duking it out over marketshare and units sold. How they got into the almost yawn-worthy battle of Mapping could be less interesting than the battle itself, if that´s even possible. So, while Apple has left Google...


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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