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2014-05-15 12:31:49

MONTREAL, May 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Tous amis de Radio-Canada group fully endorses the conclusions of the analysis conducted by the Institut de recherche et d'informations socio-économiques (IRIS) published yesterday in relation to the public survey launched on May 5(th) by Hubert T. Lacroix, CEO of the CBC/Radio-Canada. The highest officer of the Company launched this initiative to address the many criticisms made against the only national public broadcaster who has recently...


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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