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2009-07-01 10:31:19

Thirty years ago Sony launched the Walkman that would forever change the way people across the globe listen to music by making it completely portable. On July 1, 1979, the Walkman was born, which helped to make the Japanese company a force to be reckoned with in the electronics world. In the first two months of its inception, Sony sold 30,000 Walkmans, and then went on the sell 50 million within a decade. But, as the decades rolled by, Sony came up against powerful rivals such as Apple,...


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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