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2009-11-16 09:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 300 cyber-security celebrities, information security officers from industry and government, academics and students converged on Brooklyn Nov. 13 for cyber games in which students claimed scholarships, prizes and credentials for a career field that is rapidly expanding and offering some of the highest salaries. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) The 6th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) games were organized...


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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