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2011-07-01 08:45:00

RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 for her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, NY. Just four days later on April 14, 1912 the fate of the ocean liner was sealed when it struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. in the North Atlantic. The following morning, April 15 at 2:20 a.m., the ship sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, killing 1,517 of the 2,223 passengers aboard. Now, nearly a hundred years later, scientists are revealing never-before-seen images of the largest...


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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