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2008-06-18 09:00:42

By Randy Myers, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 18--A Concord man emotionally recounts how he felt when his son became his daughter. A former Albany woman digs through numerous photos and letters while trying to figure out if her great-grandmother had a lesbian lover. A Hayward teen passionately speaks in verse about race, politics and other hot-button topics in lively spoken-word competitions. These three will share their remarkable stories in films shown at...


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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