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2006-05-11 06:36:00

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An American English teacher is due to be expelled from Thailand on Friday after serving a year in a Thai jail for sexually molesting youths and will be tried again in the United States, a senior Thai policeman said. Immigration Police chief Suwat Tumrongsiskul said he did not know what charges Steven Erik Prowler, 57, who was caught last year at his apartment after having sex with two teenage boys, would face in the United States. Under the American legal system,...


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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