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2008-07-11 06:00:30

PETE WATERMAN COVENTRY KID who has made his fortune in the pop world. Knows his way around the Midlands, having worked on the railways at Walsall. TV commitments and the fact he lives nearer Manchester than Brum could count against him. LENNY HENRY DUDLEY'S favourite son would bring a comedy touch to politics, but could make the role a standing joke if he appeared with a Comic Relief red nose on. His missus Dawn French would be a popular choice for Lady Mayoress. DAVE MOORCROFT...


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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