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2014-07-15 12:26:35

Long Beach Memorial, Saddleback Memorial and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Have Total of 20 National and High Performance Rankings ORANGE and LOS ANGELES Counties, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., MemorialCare Health System's Long Beach Memorial has earned a place among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. It is listed as one of the nation's best in the Diabetes and Endocrinology...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'