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2009-04-28 15:21:43

A New York group against outdoor advertising said more than 100 street level billboards in the city were whitewashed and used by artists as blank canvases. Jordan Seiler of the Public Ad Campaign said his organization believes the billboards are illegal under city law, so we wanted to use them for public communication instead of public consumption, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Seiler said the whitewashing and subsequent painting of billboards drew large crowds and widespread support...


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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