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2011-08-09 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Smart Grid Consumer Symposium at ConnectivityWeek in May, Clasma Events today announced that the Institute for Electric Efficiency will co-host a second Consumer Symposium at GridWeek on Sept. 12, in Washington, D.C. "At the last symposium, we had some of the best minds in the Smart Grid community generating valuable strategies that can move us from a pilot mindset to staged deployments," said Lisa Wood, Executive Director, Institute...


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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