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2007-01-25 12:00:34

By Josh Hafenbrack, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jan. 25--Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish waded into a Palm Beach County political war on Wednesday, blasting her counterpart Gary Nikolits for misapplying state law and sticking taxpayers with "unreasonably high" property values. Parrish was responding to a scathing letter Nikolits wrote to Palm Beach County commissioners Monday, which branded commissioners as corrupt and challenged Broward County appraisal methods as...


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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