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2012-06-21 23:01:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI — http://www.stuttering.org) is recognized as one of the most innovative nonprofit organizations in Virginia. This recognition reaffirms a 40-year history of “firsts” for the stuttering therapy center, which is among few organizations in the world that specialize in both research on stuttering and effective treatment of this unique disorder. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI...


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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