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2008-09-09 18:00:19

Is there a rock band having a better year than My Morning Jacket? What fun it's been, these last few years, to watch the 10-year-old Kentucky band ascend the ranks of buzzed-about fan favorite to nationally adored concert powerhouse, delivering their Southern- rock-coated, Radiohead-meets-Neil Young-meets-Flaming Lips melange with increasingly more excitement. In 2008, they've outdone themselves seemingly month to month, with the highs including a three-hour, two-set affair at the Bonnaroo...


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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