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2008-08-07 03:00:17

By Karen Robes Meeks LONG BEACH - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is slated to speak at the Downtown Long Beach Associates' fifth annual State of the Downtown event in November, the DLBA announced Wednesday. Kennedy will address an estimated 500 to 600 civic, business and community leaders Nov. 21 at the Westin Hotel and discuss his work as an environmental activist. A chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and the chairman of Waterkeeper Alliance, Kennedy also will speak on...


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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