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2008-06-27 09:02:49

RJ passenger number rises by 30 pct in May AMMAN, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The number of Royal Jordanian Airline (RJ) passengers in May registered an year-on-year rise of 30 percent thanks to improved service, upgraded fleet and other measures, local daily Jordan Times reported Wednesday. RJ carried 215,000 passengers in May as against 166,000 in May last year while the number of first five months of this year has hiked by 21 percent against the same period of last year, RJ President and CEO...


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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