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2008-07-03 03:00:20

By Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 3--Bharatnatyam, the classical dance of India, grows from roots in 2,500 years of Hindu temple dancing. Its branches reach all the way to Fond du Lac, where Maya Kailas has made Bharatnatyam a big part of her life. Maya, 16, has just capped nine years of formal training with guru Kripa Bhaskaran, who has Indian dance studios in Pewaukee, Brookfield and Madison. Saturday, Kailas gave her graduation recital, or arangetram. Maya would have...


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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