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2008-11-18 11:17:05

The more couples lose in the stock market, the more they fight putting a strain on their marriage, a U.S. psychotherapist says. Mary Jo Rapini of The Methodist Hospital in Houston says she has been counseling more couples who find that anxiety over their economic situation threatens the long-range outlook of their lives together. The more couples spend and lose in the stock market, the more they fight, Rapini says in a statement. The bickering can put a huge strain on a marriage. Stress and...


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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