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2009-02-16 14:18:10

A Nepalese man says he and his two younger brothers plan to attempt a world record by spending 24 hours on Mount Everest's peak. Pemba Dorje Sherpa, 31, said he and his brothers Nima Gyalzen and Phurba Tenzing plan to start their expedition April 1 with a goal of reaching the summit of the Earth's highest mountain in May, the BBC reported Monday. The current record is 20 hours on the summit. Pemba says he and his brothers, who have all scaled the mountain before, will spend 24 hours on top of...


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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