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2010-07-01 13:44:00

MANASSAS, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Fitzgibbons, President of Corporate and Legal Affairs at American Target Advertising, Inc., issued the following statement about North Carolina Secretary of State and the Democratic Party's nominee for United States Senate, Elaine Marshall, on her unauthorized, unilateral decision to post on the Internet residential addresses of registrants with her office: "Elaine Marshall has refused to withdraw the names and residential addresses...


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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