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2009-03-10 16:24:01

Washington transit authorities said they have fired a bus driver who allegedly punched an off-duty cop who was dressed as McGruff the Crime Dog. Metro spokeswoman Candace Smith said Shawn Brim, 39, who has been driving buses in the district since June 2003, was fired Friday after the completion of an internal probe into the incident, The Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Smith said Brim was accused of exiting a bus while he was on duty at about 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and punching Officer...


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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