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2009-10-28 06:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenny and Stan had the all-American life: good careers, a nice apartment and their first baby on the way. To celebrate the impending arrival, the couple decides to take one last vacation before they become parents. The brochure for Henderson Island promised a Polynesian paradise untouched my modernity. However, as "Stan's Leap" (published by iUniverse) by Tom Duerig unfolds, what transpires is beyond what either of them could have imagined. Stan and...


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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