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2008-10-01 06:00:46

Known worldwide as a technology hotspot, in particular mobile technologies, Stockholm is Europe's leading region in developing extremely fast-growing and successful technology companies. Now the city is joining with global media company Red Herring as a host of the 19th ETRE (European Technology Roundtable Exhibition) Global Technology Summit, taking place October 14-17. Stockholm will welcome more than 500 leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and financiers from 40 countries for this three-day,...


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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