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2009-02-09 16:53:00

A British court has overturned an earlier decision that awarded a man $30,000 for emotional distress caused by parking tickets. Zun Noon sued London's Newham Council after bailiffs were sent to his home to collect money from four parking tickets issued in October 2007, The Daily Mail reported Monday. Noon, whose suit claimed emotional distress, was awarded about $30,000 after Newham Council representatives failed to appear in Bow County court. A council spokeswoman said officials were forced...


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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