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2008-07-31 15:00:41

By HANNAH BROWN In a year when there just hasn't been much buzz about new Israeli releases, the nominees for the Ophir Awards, which were announced Tuesday at a press conference in Tel Aviv, were a predictable bunch. Leading the pack were Reshef Levy's Lost Islands, a star- packed, crowd-pleasing comedy-drama about the ups and downs of a close-knit family in the Eighties, and 7 Days, directed by siblings Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, a somber look at a Moroccan family...


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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