Latest Jennifer Pendergrast Stories

2008-07-03 18:00:17

By Don Hibbits The Great American Clean-up continues in Horn Lake. Jennifer Pendergrast (Bank Plus), Francis Miller, (Miller Christmas Trees, LLC), Mark Brown (Horn Lake fire inspector) and Paige Pendergrast joined forces with the residents of Southern Pines Retirement Community in its annual effort to spruce up the neighborhood. According to Penny McIntosh, manager of Southern Pines, this has been an annual event within the community for the past 13 years. She and the residents...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'