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2011-04-05 08:15:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Car Connection, the Internet's authority for car shoppers that reviews both cars and the best of the Web, together with Hyundai Motor America (http://www.hyundai.com), and the New York International Auto Show, are launching an automotive writing contest. The contest winner will receive a trip to cover the auto show's media days in New York later this month. The Car Connection is part of High Gear Media, a premium automotive digital...


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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