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2006-11-18 14:20:00

A new research report from Penn State's Smeal College of Business finds that modest in-school lessons revealing the goals and effects of alcohol advertising can reduce the likelihood that adolescents will drink. Dozens of research studies done over the past 20 years have found a correlation between alcohol advertising and underage drinking. To counter the effectiveness of those ads, a team of researchers led by Smeal's Marvin E. Goldberg, Irving and Irene Bard Professor of Business...


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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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