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2008-07-02 15:00:30

A RELAUNCHED music shop is hoping to hit the right notes with customers new and old after being saved from administration. Staff at Sound Control in the Grassmarket were shocked when they were suddenly told they would be made redundant. The national chain went into administration in April, blaming increased competition from the internet. Now former purchasing manager Alex Marten has bought the shop to run as an independent music store. He signed the lease on the last day before it...

2008-07-02 15:00:30

By HAZEL MOLLISON Fresh lease of life for popular shop aiming to hit the right note A RELAUNCHED music shop is hoping to hit the right notes with customers new and old after being saved from administration. Staff at Sound Control in the Grassmarket were shocked when they were suddenly told they would be made redundant. The national chain went into administration in April, blaming increased competition from the internet. Now former purchasing manager Alex Marten has bought the shop...


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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