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2011-07-21 14:45:00

A new cooking show with a message launches July 21 on the internet at www.flavoursofthebiosphere.ca. To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/niagara-escarpment-biosphere/flavours-of-the-biosphere-niagara-escarpment TORONTO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Flavours of the Biosphere - Niagara Escarpment is a unique independent video series. The show features dishes inspired by local food with cutaways highlighting the wonders, fun and importance of the...


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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