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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - April 06, 2012

"Operation Game Over" Targets Sexual Predators

New York State is taking advantage of a newly passed law to help rid online gaming sites of sexual predators. The project, called “Operation Game Over” purged the rolls of video game platforms in order to protect children from online predators.

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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