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Smartphone Usage Surpasses 50% In The US Despite Slowing Trends
2012-05-09 08:11:32

A study on cellphone use released Monday shows that little more than half of all Americans use smartphones, rather than ordinary cell phones, a slight increase from a similar report released in December 2011. The new Nielsen report shows that 50.4 percent of Americans now use smartphones. This marks the first time that smartphones have outperformed feature “dumb” phones since Nielsen began tracking them several years ago. The report further found that 50.9 percent of women...


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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