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Latest Prince Andrew, Duke of York Stories

2008-12-07 13:12:35

Guards at Britain's Buckingham Palace have shagged golf balls for Prince Andrew and tiptoe past his father's open window, according to the Mail on Sunday. The new batch of insider revelations comes from court documents and sources that also report the queen herself has a rubber duckie for the royal tub that has a little gold crown. The duck was a good-natured gift and the queen apparently was amused. The sources also said Andrew allegedly has his personal bodyguards fetch the golf balls he...


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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