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2009-12-08 08:32:00

TORONTO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holidays approaching and travel deals, weekend getaways and exotic adventures commanding the front pages of travel sections, Lavalife, the leader in online dating for more than 20 years, begged the question: "Are singles willing to travel solo?" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060208/NYWFNS1LOGO ) The results were illuminating. In a recent poll, over 2,000 singles across North America were asked if they had ever traveled solo as a...


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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