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2011-07-07 13:34:00

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union County Public Schools will open an innovative new online public school program beginning next school year called the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA). The online public school will serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The new online school builds on Union County Public School's commitment to prepare every student with the opportunity to achieve success. "We believe the Tennessee Virtual Academy will be an...


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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