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2011-04-22 08:22:34

A 26-year-old Georgia man pleaded guilty on charges that he caused more than $36 million in losses from credit card fraud, identity theft and counterfeit trafficking, the US Department of Justice said Thursday. During a June 2009 raid, authorities found more than 675,000 stolen credit card numbers at the home of Rogelio Hackett, in Lithonia, GA. Hackett acknowledged in court documents that he had obtained credit card numbers for the previous seven years by hacking into business computer...


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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