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2008-09-17 09:01:00

Text of report by Solomon Islands locally-owned newspaper website, Solomon Times Online on 15 September [By Joy Basi] Another 25 more students intending to study medicine will leave the country for Cuba at the end of the month. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health's under-secretary for health care, Dr Cedric Alependava in an interview last week. "Under the agreement between the Cuban government and the Solomon Islands government there are 50 scholarship for 2007-2008 offered for...


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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