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2009-07-24 10:25:00

The cast and creators of Spartacus: Blood and Sand are to discuss their new television series at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., Starz said. Scheduled to participate in a panel talk Friday afternoon are actresses Lucy Lawless and Erin Cummings, actor Peter Mensah, and executive producers Rob Tapert and Steven S. DeKnight. The team is expected to discuss their new take on the ancient legend and preview exclusive footage of the series. Andy Whitfield, who plays the title character, also is set...


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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