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Woman Suing Apple For Walking Into Glass At Retail Store
2012-03-26 13:43:09

Apple's retail stores are notorious for their sleek-look and glass-doors, but the company may now have to pay a price for its fashionable and modern look. Whoever washes the windows at the Manhassett Apple Store in Long Island can rest-assured knowing he did his job about as good as anyone could do by luring one 83-year-old to smash right up against it, face first, breaking her nose. Evelyn Paswall is suing Apple for $75,000 in medical expenses plus punitive damages for negligence...


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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