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2013-02-06 10:03:09

-High levels of drinking have repeatedly been shown to predict divorce. -A Norwegian study has examined the impact of both level of drinking and compatibility of drinking on divorce. -Results indicate that: one, the more people drink, the higher the risk of divorce; and two, risk of divorce is lowered if the spouses drink approximately the same amount of alcohol. High levels of drinking have repeatedly been shown to predict divorce. The most cited explanation for this is that excessive...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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