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Education News Archive - April 24, 2007

PITTSBURGH, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of graduate business students from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School won first prize in this year's Financial Engineering Case Competition (FECC), hosted by the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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