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2006-02-03 05:45:00

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES -- Call him what you will, but Curious George is no Mickey Mouse. Next Friday, George will make his first appearance on the big screen as the star of the animated movie "Curious George," featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore. As part of the movie's launch, distributor Universal Pictures, which has licensed the scampering simian since 1997, has put his inquisitive mug on everything from Dole bananas to Kidz-Eeze Cold Medicine. While George will be...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'