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2011-07-25 14:31:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --In recognition of achieving "an unparalleled level of success in alcoholism research" that has advanced scientific knowledge, the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) has awarded its 2011 Distinguished Researcher Award to Adolf Pfefferbaum, M.D., director of the Neuroscience Program in the Center for Health Sciences at SRI International and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of...


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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