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2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News Funny man Mike Myers is well-known for having a sense of humor. Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is pretty much known for not having much of a sense of humor at all. So keeping that in mind, you tell me why Shyamalan's latest, a thriller titled "The Happening," has more laughs in it than Myers' "The Love Guru." And by "more laughs," I mean that the former has a lot more laughs in it. What's scary about that is the R-rated "Happening" is supposed to be, well ......


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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