One of the problems then is that I can't see how this method of determining the number of homicides compares globally. This might just be a difference in definition of what constitutes a homicide for all I know.
The Governor is the commander-in-chief of that State’s National Guard. This summer Missouri's has sent them into Ferguson, Wisconsin’s into Milwaukee, New York’s into New York City, North Dakota’s into the Sioux reservation, North Carolina's into Charlotte. These are not disaster-relief missions.
It was especially freaky to hear that Nixon had sent in the National Guard.
> More people have died in Chicago in 2016 so far than died in armed conflict in Somalia over the entire course of 2015.
> Chicago's homicide rate had surpassed that of Los Angeles by 2010 (16.02 per 100,000), and was more than twice that of New York City (7.0 per 100,000) in the same year. By the end of 2015, Chicago's homicide rate would rise to 18.6 per 100,000. By 2016, Chicago had recorded more homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los Angeles combined.
Crime in Chicago has been tracked by the Chicago Police Department's Bureau of Records since the beginning of the 20th century. The city's overall crime rate, especially the violent crime rate, is substantially higher than the US average. Chicago was responsible for nearly half of 2016's national increase in homicides in the US.
== Overview ==
Chicago saw a major rise in violent crime starting in the late 1960s. Murders in the city first peaked in 1974, with 970 murders when the city's population was over three million, resulting in a murder rate of around 29 per 100,000, and again in 1992, with...
> Rogers Park has a higher rate of residents with Master's, Professional, and Doctorate degrees than the state average. In addition, the rate of residents that work for non-for-profit institutions is almost twice as high as the state average.
@tchrist Chicago being especially murderous since the 1960s isn't particularly convincing that this has much to do with race relations, unless you're suggesting things are worse now than they were before the Civil Rights Act...
As seen in the movie, Durin's Bane made rather unpleasant and irritated growls and roars when awoken.
During the early stages of the world when the Balrogs weren't in hiding, did they have their own dialects to speak like all other beings in Arda (Valar, Elves, Men, Dwarves and Hobbits) and com...
I believe every three years, there's a fight between 10 people and one police officer where only one man is left standing, and it's not the cop. =P
I've decided that idiotic AP "rule" about using words for one to nine but figures for ten and higher is just that: idiotic. It offends me to see two like things so close to each other expressed using two completely different notations.
In particular things we have single words for. Nine and ten are of the same class!
@Tonepoet That went above my head; you'll need to dumb it down for me :) . My comment to @tchrist was referring to the number of characters used to print the numbers: for 0-9, it's one character using digits but multiple if spelled out. Hmm, it just goes up to 2 characters for 10-99 and more than 2 when spelled. There goes that theory. :)
@Lawrence The so-called classified advertisements are the newspaper print equivalent of craigslist. They offer a small spot in a local publication for the private advertisement of jobs and relatively large sales, such as those of machinery, cars ect. They often do charge by the word or by the letter. I may have inattentively misused the word paginate to mean typeset.
The Lamborghini Murciélago (Spanish: Bat) is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 2001 and 2010. Successor to the Diablo and flagship of the automaker's lineup, the Murciélago was introduced as a coupé in 2001. The Murcielago was first available in North America for the 2002 model year. The automaker's first new design in eleven years, the car was also the brand's first new model under the ownership of German parent company Audi, which is owned by Volkswagen. It is styled by Peruvian-born Belgian Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini's head of design from 1998 to 2005.
"The Awful German Language" is an 1880 essay by Mark Twain published as Appendix D in A Tramp Abroad. The essay is a humorous exploration of the frustrations a native English speaker has with learning German as a second language.
== Background ==
Twain made his first unsuccessful attempt to learn German in 1850 at age fifteen. He resumed his study 28 years later in preparation for a trip to Europe. Upon his arrival in Germany, the fruit of this recent scholarship was attested to in the advice of a friend: "Speak in German, Mark. Some of these people may understand English." During this 1878 stay...
Most things I find are about heteronyms...are they uncommon in other languages?
@tchrist I just see that. When and where did those interactions between Latin and Arabic took place? The Arabic word in question dates back to over 14 centuries ago.
Maybe the word went into Arabic from some other Indo_European language. Actually, the Farsi translation of cedar is also سدر, the same as the Arabic word, but I was under the impression that it was borrowed from Arabic. But maybe it's the other way around, like many other Arabic words that originate in Farsi.
I just looked it up in a Farsi dictionary that has brief etymology notes, and it would mention the origin of the word if it was from Arabic, but it doesn't.
So it seems more plausible to think the Farsi and English words come from the same root.
@Færd etymology is hard because we aren't there watching it borrowed from place to place. Most western etymologies trace cedar back to Ancient Greek. Most words of Semitic origin in Latin didn't come directly from an Arabic ancestor but via Greek. The Romans considered Greek to be the educated language/culture and had conquered it well before the (the Romans) had (tenuous) control over Mesopotamia and Judaea.
So it is more likely that cedar came to Latin via Greece's longer occupation (the Alexandrian empire) of that area.
Of course that says nothing about who had it first, the Arabic speakers or the Persians, given that Alexander conquered an existing Persian empire. So it could have started in Persian, then borrowed into Arabic precursor, then Greek, then Latin. Or it could have been borrowed by the Persians towards the east like it was borrowed into Greek to the west.
Cedar is so strongly associated with the area of Lebanon which I can only presume was speaking some semitic language 2K years ago, that I suspect that the word started in Arabic (but there's still the lack of mention in your dictionary).
Now I have to confess that I was mistaken all along. The Arabic sidr is not the equivalent of cedar. Cedar translates to arz (أرز) in Arabic (similar to Hebrew erez) and bears no apparent resemblance to cedar to suggest a common root. Sorry to have misled you, @tchrist and @Mitch.
@Tonepoet That situation is an unintended consequence of the supposedly good things of rep-incentive and large pool of answerers. So many people, who may not have any expertise at all, even less than the OP, will try to answer, almost like a commodity filling up the niche quickly.
Also, there's the side issue that the community most likely to inhabit any SE site, especially the tech ones, are both quicker to find it and quicker to be attracted to it by their either innate or occupationally learned literalist 'nerdview'.