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2006-06-16 08:22:17

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African youths should fight the modern-day scourges of crime and corruption just as their counterparts fought apartheid in the Soweto uprising 30 years ago, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. Even today, the uprising remains one of the defining moments of the anti-apartheid movement and a touchstone for the generation that fought against white minority rule and who would lead South Africa into the democratic era. Mbeki, marking...

2006-06-16 08:01:17

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African youths should fight the modern-day scourges of crime and corruption just as their counterparts fought apartheid in the Soweto uprising 30 years ago, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. Even today, the uprising remains one of the defining moments of the anti-apartheid movement and a touchstone for the generation that fought against white minority rule and who would lead South Africa into the democratic era. Mbeki, marking...

2006-06-16 07:22:37

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African youths should fight the modern-day scourges of crime and corruption just as their counterparts fought apartheid in the Soweto uprising 30 years ago, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. Even today, the uprising remains one of the defining moments of the anti-apartheid movement and a touchstone for the generation that fought against white minority rule and who would lead South Africa into the democratic era. Mbeki, marking...


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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