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2006-12-04 21:00:17

The north end of Springfield has a new grocery, and this one is stocked with international foods. Artina International Grocery Store, 614 North Grand Ave. E., specializes in African, Asian, Caribbean, Hispanic and Jamaican fare. Tucked into a storefront next to a Subway sandwich shop, the business is run by Dominic Nimpson, a Springfield man who works by day as a project manager for Caterpillar in Peoria. He decided to open the store because the Asian International Grocery on Cockrell...


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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