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2010-12-18 08:20:00

A new Australian study says that opening more neighborhood pubs and liquor stores could lead to more violence in local residents' homes. Lead researcher Michael Livingston of the Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Center, in Fitzroy, Victoria, told Reuters Health in an e-mail that evidence is building that increased availability of alcohol can result in greater public violence. "If a similar relationship existed for domestic violence then governments would be able to consider these effects when...


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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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