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2009-06-18 05:35:54

Although last Friday's transition from analog to digital television went fairly smooth, some viewers are nevertheless having problems receiving the stations they want. Even some tech-savvy viewers, such as Wally Grotophorst of Hamilton, VA, are having issues with the transition, according to the Associated Press. After getting a digital antenna for his digital TV last year, he lost the Washington-based ABC and CBS stations last Friday, despite being able to receive both stations digitally...


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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