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2008-06-14 00:00:11

TRAVELLERS can now keep up with their emails or browse the internet at York station with the introduction of free wireless internet access. National Express East Coast is introducing the service to complement the free Wi-Fi already available on all its East Coast trains. The station is used by more than 10 million passengers each year. Steve Soards, station manager for National Express East Coast at York, said: "A major advantage of choosing the train over alternatives such as driving...


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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