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2008-06-30 03:02:50

By Kahn, Kathy Even in today's "anything goes" society, some things still remain a stigma. Addiction is one of them. Whether it's alcohol or drugs, your own neighbors, friends, relatives or co-workers could be battling some form of the disease. Dr. Adrianne Marcus, co-founder of the Lexington Center for Recovery, has been trying to help people take it "one day at a time" for the past 25 years. "There were just four of us in the beginning," said Marcus, sitting at the center's newest...


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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