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2010-07-15 04:00:00

30th Annual Steinbeck Festival, August 5-8, 2010, Journeys: Steinbeck Around the World SALINAS, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, the National Steinbeck Center presents the 30th annual Steinbeck Festival, Journeys: Steinbeck Around the World, to be held from August 5-8, 2010 in Salinas and in literary locales around the globe. The festival will explore journeys of all kinds, throughout America and the wide world, through the eyes of John Steinbeck and others. Each...


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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