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2013-08-07 23:18:10

Delta Delta Delta Fraternity is proud to announce that during the 2012-13 academic year its collegiate and alumnae chapters have raised $5.6 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way in understanding, treating and defeating childhood cancer. This is an increase from the previous year’s fundraising total of $4.2 million. (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity is proud to announce that during the 2012-13 academic year its collegiate...


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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