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2008-09-11 21:00:17

By Bill Mann 'BAD QUESTIONS. Bad media. Bad." Down, boy. In case you missed it, that's an excerpt from Roger Simon's funny but serious piece posted on Politico.com from the GOP national convention. He was following up on VP nominee Sarah Palin's silly comments bashing the media. This coming from someone who'd been sequestered from the media the week before her overrated speech, from someone who will avoid the press in the two months ahead. With the media, especially the cable news...


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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