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2008-02-08 09:00:36

SEATTLE, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Farecast.com, the smart travel search site, today launched free international predictions for more than 200 markets from U.S. cities to the most popular destinations in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada. Consumers concerned with the wavering economy can expect higher airfares this summer to popular international destinations. Fares to Europe during the peak summer months are on average 11 percent higher this year over 2007. Consumers will be relieved...


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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