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2008-07-10 18:00:29

By Alicia Spates, Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. Jul. 10--DECATUR -- Heartland Community Church has not put on a murder mystery dinner for about three years. But now, with their 2-year-old building, the Grand Palace, which boasts a stage, production equipment and a state-of-the-art kitchen, they have an ideal venue to carry out the tasks of a dinner theater. Heartland will present an interactive murder-mystery dinner theater tonight and Saturday at the Grand Palace, located behind...

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.'