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General News Archive - November 16, 2012

Caffeinated Cracker Jacks Are All Jack'd Up

Frito-Lay, maker of the iconic and American favorite announced yesterday that they’d be rolling out a new line of Cracker Jacks called “Cracker Jack’d.” New flavors include Cheddar BBQ, Salted Caramel, Spicy Pizzeria, Cocoa Java and Vanilla Mocha.

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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