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2009-04-08 13:25:00

www.singers.org SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Singers (SOS), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has lined up Alan Bergman, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Renee Olstead, Steve Tyrell, Tata Vega and Paul Williams to perform at SOS' presentation of the 18th ELLA Award to Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. Alpert and Hall will also perform at the event, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton on May 18, 2009,...


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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