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2008-08-27 09:00:50

By Bonnie Tandy Leblang and Carolyn Wyman Universal Press Syndicate Popsicle Ice Cream Shots. Cookie Dough, and Cookies 'N Cream. $4.09 per 13-ounce to 14-ounce container. Bonnie: We first reviewed a beaded frozen novelty for this column (Micropops, also by Popsicle) back in 1999. Almost a decade later, I still can't understand why anyone would want to eat any frozen so- called treat in this form. The texture of these new ice cream, cookie and candy treats is odd rather than pleasurable...


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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