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Latest Melchor Miralles Stories

2006-04-18 02:58:35

By Pamela Rolfe MADRID (Hollywood Reporter) - Few investigative journalists can say their articles altered the course of history. Those who can are studied in journalism schools and become the subject of movies. Rarely do they switch careers to become film producers, successfully bringing their probes to the big screen. But that is exactly the tale of Melchor Miralles, arguably Spain's premier investigative journalist -- now the head of production house Mundo Ficcion. For any...


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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