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2011-03-24 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the legislature in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official...


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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