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2009-04-22 15:51:18

The user of a Hudson, Ohio, post office box says he was puzzled to receive a post card recently that was sent in 1962. The card was correctly addressed to insurance agent David Conn's box, but it was for someone named Marion White, and was sent from Montana by people of whom Conn had never heard -- Fran and Polly. It also was postmarked from 47 years ago, CNN reported. This card looks like somebody just bought it at the drugstore, Conn told the broadcaster. It's not even yellowed. It looks...


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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