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2012-08-08 21:50:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Government Accountability Office is opening back up the debate on whether cell phones can cause cancer, by suggesting the Federal Communications Commission's current standards are outdated. The GAO report said the FCC's regulations "may not reflect the latest evidence on the effects" of cell phones. The government agency is critical of the way the FCC has managed its standards, saying that the rules have not changed since 1996,...


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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