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2011-04-20 12:03:37

The McDonald's hamburger chain has responded to a lawsuit by suggesting that parents just tell their children "no" when it comes to buying Happy Meals if they do not want their children to have them. The lawsuit accuses McDonald's of unfairly using toys to lure children into its restaurants, Reuters is reporting. The plaintiff, Monet Parham, a Sacramento, California mother of two, charges that the company's advertising violates California consumer protection laws. The long-available Happy...

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2010-12-16 12:25:00

A California mother is pursuing a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's, claiming that the fast-food chain is luring kids into eating unhealthy food. Monet Parham is the frontrunner of this lawsuit backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), aimed at stopping McDonald's use of toys in marketing its Happy Meals for small children. CSPI says that such marketing illegally exploits children, and Parham says that the main reason her six-year-old daughter asks to go to...


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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