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Latest MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Stories

2009-11-20 10:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As we approach Thanksgiving and prepare for our annual feasts, more than 1.25 million people in Los Angeles sadly don't have enough to eat. To help understand the magnitude of the problem, that's nearly the population of Philadelphia. Children, workers, people you see every day are hungry - and the situation is getting worse as the unemployment rate continues to increase. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is Fed Up with Hunger; and today it...


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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