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2008-06-18 00:00:18

When Gordon Ramsay first appeared on television in 1998's Boiling Point, it was obvious there was more to him than his culinary skills. The man was obsessed with perfection and wouldn't rest until he had more Michelin stars than anyone else. Many thought he would go on to bigger and better things but, a decade later, his media domination is remarkable. It is Gordon's unrelenting drive for excellence and, admittedly, no-holds-barred expletive-ridden diatribes, that undoubtedly draw in...


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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