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2011-07-15 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloc Party. Florence and The Machine. TV On The Radio. James Blake. Want to follow in the footsteps of this remarkable list of talent and perform at Iceland Airwaves? Reyka Vodka is bringing three American bands to Reykjavik to perform at the internationally celebrated music festival October 12-16, 2011! The selected artists will receive a weeklong trip to Reykjavik including travel and lodging, and the opportunity to perform live on stage at Iceland...


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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