Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 06, 2010
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc today announced that the holiday season retail sales of PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment systems during the five weeks following the last week of November 2009 exceeded 3.8 million units worldwide.
Word of the Day
- 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.'