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2009-02-23 07:00:00

43% Increase In Average Cost Of Engagement Rings Since 2006 Balancing the Budget - Average Cost of Weddings See Less Than 1% Rise Over 2006 Price Tag Typical Cost of Wedding Rings Drop NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Brides.com (http://www.brides.com), Conde Nast's premier bridal destination, today released findings from its 2009 American Wedding Study, unveiling the current state of saying "I do." With growing concerns about the economy, one of the study's surprises is a dramatic...


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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