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2008-09-26 21:00:21

By Mark Jordan At a recent gig at the Nebraska State Fair, the members of R&B singing group Boyz II Men, were not terribly surprised when a concertgoer got down on bended knee and proposed to his girlfriend. "That kind of stuff happens all the time," says group member Wanya (pronounced WON-yay) Morris, noting that their hit "On Bended Knee" is a natural soundtrack for such occasions. "We've been in meet-and-greets, and while taking a picture somebody will just get down on their knees...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'