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Taste Of Hot Chocolate Affected By Mug Color
2013-01-03 19:16:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are few things that pair better with cold winter weather than a warm, delicious mug of hot chocolate. Like any other hot beverage, there´s a certain amount of ritual which accompanies the preparation of hot chocolate. Perhaps there´s an old family recipe or secret ingredient (rum) that helps make the beverage something truly special. As we head into the dead of winter, some British and Spanish researchers have...

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.'