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2014-05-03 20:20:23

SAN ANTONIO, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It happens every spring. About 50 auto journalists, including Linda Water Nelson, editor of INSIDEout: Cars & Trucks, and sports vehicle editor of Texas Fish & Game magazine, travel to the Texas Motor Speedway to evaluate a nearly equal number of vehicles to honor the best in Texas, as part of the Texas Auto Writers Association Spring Roundup. This year cars were driven 782 times - a first time for this statistic so we'll call it 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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