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2006-07-18 18:11:37

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - After more than a year with the pioneering "Daily Nightly" blog, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is expanding to a video blog that will give a quick glimpse at the day's top stories by mid-morning. "The Early Nightly" went live earlier this week on http://www.MSNBC.com as a one- to two-minute video blog recorded by Williams after the 9:30 a.m. ET morning meeting held by members of the "NBC Nightly News" staff. "It's 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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