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2008-08-22 12:00:37

Excerpt from report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 21 August [Article by Agus Maryono: "Purbalingga to convert air base to commercial airport"] The Purbalingga District Administration in Central Java will soon develop the Wirasaba Air Force Base into a commercial airport to facilitate easier and faster links to the district. The administration estimates it needs IDR 15 billion (USD 1.63 million) to develop the 115-hectare air...


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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