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2009-09-30 01:06:17

Kraft Foods, four days after announcing a name for a new variety of the Australian spread Vegemite, announced Australians don't like iSnack2.0. The problem is not the product, a creamier version of the yeast-based spread, The Australian reported. The problem is the name, selected from among 48,000 suggestions from the public. Simon Talbot, the company's top spokesman in Australia, said iSnack.2.0 will continue to appear on store shelves for several months. In the meantime, Kraft plans to hold...


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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