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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 31, 2008

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Football fans won’t have to wait until the official season kickoff on September 4th to get a fix of NFL action. Electronic Arts Sports’ 20th Anniversary "Madden NFL 09" game will be released in August, with quarterback Brett Favre in Green Bay Packers' colors on the cover.

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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