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2009-07-20 15:38:07

A Florida reverend offering drive-through weddings said no one has taken advantage of the service yet, but it has brought many curious passersby to her store. Rev. Sharon Burnett, 58, said she opened the Mother Earth Goddess metaphysical store in Zephyrhills in July and decided to convert the pickup window for the dry-cleaning business that previously occupied the building into a location for drive-through weddings, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Monday. Burnett said couples with a...

2008-07-15 12:00:30

By Jeff Scullin, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 15--ZEPHYRHILLS -- Councilman Danny Burgess is resigning his seat and moving out of town to attend Barry University's law school in Orlando. Burgess announced his resignation in an e-mail sent to Mayor Cliff McDuffie and his fellow council members Monday. He said he plans to start law school in August and wouldn't be able to fully commit himself to his duties on the council and as council president. "It would be unwise and unfair to those who...


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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