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2008-09-15 06:00:23

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 15 September [by Nelson K. Philip] The Carterets Islanders will be relocated to Tinputz on mainland Bougainville, 10 families at a time. The Autonomous Bougainville Government had endorsed the atolls development policy to relocate the islanders starting next year. It is expected to be completed by 2020. The Catholic church of Bougainville gave 81 ha of land in the Tinputz area to accommodate the 3,320 Carterets islanders...


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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