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Entertainment News Archive - December 27, 2009

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StarKist joins the Pittsburgh Steelers to proudly announce its support of Urban Impact, a non-profit group that enriches the lives of children living in Pittsburgh's North Side, with a $15,000-plus donation.

TOKYO, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, Phyzios Inc. made a TechTalk session regarding its web-service PHYZIOS Studio (http://phyzios-studio.net) and announced release of the following three content. 1. Professional Editor 2. Art Piece Sets 3.

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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