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2008-10-09 21:00:24

By Dave Trotter IN 2006, I made open space and ridge line protection central goals in my campaign for election to the Moraga Town Council. Two years later, I wholeheartedly endorse Measure K in support of these goals. I am writing this to set the record straight about what Measure K is truly about, in light of the misinformation campaign being waged against it. It's tempting to imagine Moraga's open space and ridge lines are sufficiently protected under current regulations, but that is...


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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