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2010-04-20 12:30:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amerigroup Foundation today honored state Rep. John Zerwas of Richmond, Texas, with its "Champion for Children" award, which is part of a national program recognizing outstanding public advocacy efforts by government and community leaders who help improve the health and well-being of children across the nation. Rep. Zerwas, who has four children, has been a long-time supporter of the Boys and Girls Club in Wharton, Texas, and the...


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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