Quantcast

Space News Archive - October, 2011

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
1
7
2
3
12
4
8
5
11
6
8
7
5
8
4
9
10
11
4
12
10
13
12
14
2
15
1
16
3
17
5
18
9
19
8
20
10
21
8
22
2
23
1
24
2
25
8
26
7
27
16
28
9
29
1
30
1
31
8
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.'
Related