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2006-07-23 11:23:32

By Laura L. Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A Texas commercial real estate developer won Florida's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition, rocking the house at Sloppy Joe's, the writer's favorite Key West drinking hole, with new lyrics to an American country crooner's tune. Chris Storm, 55, president of Sable Realty Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, credited business acumen, his looks and a takeoff on the Johnny Cash song "Folsom Prison Blues" with his win on Saturday. "If I...

2006-07-23 10:52:41

By Laura L. Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A Texas commercial real estate developer won Florida's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition, rocking the house at Sloppy Joe's, the writer's favorite Key West drinking hole, with new lyrics to an American country crooner's tune. Chris Storm, 55, president of Sable Realty Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, credited business acumen, his looks and a takeoff on the Johnny Cash song "Folsom Prison Blues" with his win on Saturday. "If I...


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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