Latest Bill Goldsboro Stories

2008-09-03 15:00:22

Residents in and around Annapolis, Md., say that 100,000 Atlantic Menhaden died this week because of too much algae in Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay Foundation official Bill Goldsboro said an overabundance of algae in area waters led to the sudden deaths of hundreds of thousands of the filter-feeding fish, WUSA in Washington said Wednesday. "It drew all the oxygen out of the water and the fish kill resulted," Goldsboro said. Goldsboro blamed the sudden increase in algae on a dramatic...

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.'