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2008-08-14 00:00:19

By ric sumner Hundreds of families in Springbank could wait years to get access to high-speed internet connections. And people who move into thousands more houses set to be built to the north of Cheltenham by 2026 could have the same problem, says Cheltenham borough councillor John Morris. The Cabinet member for the built environment, Coun Morris (LD, Springbank) and Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood say they have been told by British Telecom it will not invest in a new telephone exchange...


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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