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2011-02-28 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council will be hosting two workshops on women's health at this week's meeting of the United Nations' 55th Commission on the Status of Women Conference in New York City. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) The events have been coordinated by Jeanne Monahan, Director of FRC's Center for Human Dignity. "Women's health in the developing world, as well as here at home, is at risk because of abortion...


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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