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2011-03-24 07:40:00

Kemerovo in western Siberia announced its plans to open "a scientific institute for researchers to study yetis," AFP reports. The final decision will be made later this year after it hosts the international conference on yetis in the town of Tashtagol, states the regional government's education and science department. Despite opposition, the administration of the Russian coal-mining region of Kemerovo says, "Organizing an institute or a scientific center would be a logical continuation of...


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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