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2011-06-07 10:21:32

School's out, and although the celebrations have begun, the beginning of summer vacation is a good opportunity for a family to take a step back and reflect on the school year, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's a good time for parents to think about any difficulties their child had over the year and whether there are any concerns or changes in behavior that they should address during the summer," said Dr. Efrain Bleiberg, professor in the Menninger Department of...


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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