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Google May Be Taxed By The French Government
2012-11-01 05:10:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to French newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné, search giant Google is being asked to pay the French tax office 1 billion euros, or $1.3 billion. The newspaper claims the tax authorities are planning on using the payment to make up for revenues from France routed through Google Ireland. So far, neither the tax office nor Google have much more to say about the matter. According to the AFP new agency,...


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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