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2010-10-02 07:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After rallying in Washington D.C. last week to call on Congress to eliminate drunk driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) and new presenting sponsor State Farm® announced the fall line-up of Walk Like MADD® events, non-competitive 5K walks designed to make communities safer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030421/MADDLOGO) (Logo:...

2009-11-23 10:43:00

Ribbon Shows Public Support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving; Over 74,000 arrests for DWI were made in North Carolina in 2008 North Carolina Ranks 5th in the Country for Alcohol Related Traffic Deaths RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MADD: What: Media Event where the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of North Carolina will kick-off its annual Tie One On For Safety holiday ribbon project by holding a ceremony at...

2008-12-31 05:00:00

MADD Reminds America to Start 2009 Safely DALLAS, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hopes everyone will add "designate a sober driver" to their list of New Year's resolutions. Last year, 1,293 people were killed in drunk driving crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Equally appalling, according to a recent report issued by MADD, there are more than 2 million drivers with three or more DUI convictions driving on our nation's highways,...


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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