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Summing Up The News On Your iPhone
2012-11-03 05:28:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Part of what makes the iPhone great is the way in which it inspires people to invent and innovate. The ecosystem has a great balance of wide open possibilities inside some very strict guidelines which nurtures this kind of invention. Take, for instance, Nick D´Aloisio, a 17-year old student from London who decided the iPhone could be used in a much better way to take in news stories. So, after taking some time off from...


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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