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2009-05-12 13:17:40

Authorities in California said at least 24 students crammed themselves into an elevator at their senior prom and were trapped for two hours. Witnesses at the Mira Loma High prom at The Sacramento Grand Ballroom in the state capital said the students were trying to see how many people could fit in a single elevator and the car broke down when they tried to change floors while over the weight limit, KVOR-TV, Sacramento, reported Tuesday. It just kind of stopped, dropped a little bit, and then...


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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