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2008-07-29 15:01:09

By Andrew Shaw, The York Dispatch, Pa. Jul. 29--York Suburban Senior High School is leading the way in preparing students for engineering careers. The school spent the past two years developing a nationally operated program, Project Lead the Way, which provides engineering training before students enter college. Earlier this month, the school became the first in the region to receive full certification from Project Lead the Way. The nonprofit program offers curriculum in...


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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