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2008-10-03 15:00:12

HE used to make his way round supermarkets - now Richard Waiwiri does the rounds of computer terminals. Twenty years in the retail trade was enough. These days he's a computer technology tutor at PEI, a post he talks about with gusto and a ready smile. It all began several years ago when he left his job with Progressive Enterprises, the owner of Pak n Save and New World supermarkets. First he completed a certificate in computer technology at PEI, followed by a diploma course in ICT...


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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