Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are arguably the two most important figures of recent history. They are also the two most revered religio-historical figures in the Black community of America and much of Africa. Both are popularly and officially portrayed as white-skinned men. However, Dr. Wesley Muhammad demonstrates in this work that the historical, textual and scientific evidences converge indicating that both were actually black-skinned men whose ancestors were African Semites who crossed into the Levant and Arabia several millennia ago. For the first time, a broad range of the relevant Classical Arabic/Islamic source material is brought together, demonstrating that the popular and official image of the prophet Muhammad is a secondary fabrication. Dr. Muhammad documents the bleaching of the image of both men by a later generation of Christians and Muslims who were offended by the dark appearance of their community s respective founder. This work also addresses the intra-Muslim controversy over the seeming self-contradictory position of Elijah Muhammad on the question of Prophet Muhammad s ethnicity. It is documented that Elijah Muhammad declared both that Muhammad was a black prophet and that he was a white man. Dr. Muhammad thus raises the question, Did Elijah Muhammad contradict himself? Dr. Muhammad argues that he did not and that Elijah Muhammad s two statements can be perfectly harmonized when understood in the context of the Classical Arabic/Islamic scholarly t…
1839 New Monthly Mag. LVI. 358 ― We can··buy a two‐penny buster at a baker’s-shop.
2. slang (chiefly U.S.). a. ‘Something great’ (W.); something that ‘takes one’s breath away’; something that provokes excessive admiration or amusement. b. A roistering blade, a dashing fellow. Also used as a slang form of address, usu. friendly or slightly disrespectful; ‘mate’, fellow; old buster: an affectionate or disrespectful designation for an elderly man. c. A frolic; a spree.
Americans, at least, have for some time used buster in speech or dialogue as a generic form of address. It has a range of tonalities, from light to affectionate to grimly confrontational.
Listen, buster, you can't beat me no matter how hard you try!
All right, buster, this time you're go...
I can't comment guys. Need more points.
Well, the Brazillian Portuguese phonetics are similar with the Spanish I think, I can understand the differences most clearly when I hear spanish speaking.
In fact when we learn english on schools, we learn TH like D or F, Mother becomes MODER and think tur...
I have heard of phrases like pass away, lose one's life, kick the bucket, depart this life, went to sleep, etc. before, but I am not sure which one to use in different situations.
I think some of the phrases are inappropriate for a certain occasion. For example, saying "kick the bucket" at the ...
I dare anyone to find an answer to this one.
This is highly cultural and, like many other sayings, even the most evolved dictionaries cannot pinpoint the essence behind those word sequences.
If you are keen on French idiosyncrasies, check the Larousse LEXIS, my bible when it comes to the French...
So I put eight of them there, as one character apiece. With the HTML entity (which is what those named character "escapes" are called), it would have been
Which is ugly and tedious if you don’t just paste it a bunch like I just did.
But it won’t get lost in the shuffle so easily that way.
> Souvent, c’est l’absence d’articulation au niveau du genou qui est rappelée. Ainsi, le poète occitan Rigaut de Barbezieux se compare, dans sa célèbre chanson Atressi con l’orifanz, à l’éléphant qui chute et ne pourra se relever sans l’aide de ses proches, et dans la Priere Theophile, on dit de la Vierge, évoquant la même caractéristique, que jamais elle ne s’est pliée aux vanités du monde.
Basically, everything was in Provençal or Galician. The King of Castile, Alfonso X “The Wise”, didn’t write his famous Songs of Holy Mary and his Songs of the Friend in Castilian, but in Galician, because it was the language of the troubadours.
The Cantigas de Santa Maria ("Canticles of Holy Mary"; Portuguese: [kɐ̃ˈtiɣɐʒ ðɨ ˈsɐ̃tɐ mɐˈɾi.ɐ], Galician: [kanˈtiɣa̝s ðe̝ ˈsanta̝ maˈɾi.a̝]) are 420 poems with musical notation, written in the Galician variant of Galician-Portuguese during the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221–1284) and often attributed to him.
It is one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the Middle Ages and is characterized by the mention of the Virgin Mary in every song, while every tenth song is a hymn.
The Cantigas have survived in four manuscript codices: two at El Escorial, one at Madrid's National...
At the time, there was really no difference between Galician and Portuguese.
The Cantiga de amigo (Portuguese: [kɐ̃ˈtiɣɐ ð(j) ɐˈmiɣu], Galician: [kaŋˈtiɣa ðe aˈmiɣo]) or Cantiga d'amigo (Old Galician-Portuguese spelling), literally a "song about a boyfriend", is a genre of medieval erotic lyric poetry, apparently rooted in a song tradition native to the northwest quadrant of the Iberian Peninsula. What mainly distinguishes the cantiga de amigo is its focus on a world of female-voiced communication. The earliest examples that survive are dated from roughly the 1220s, and nearly all 500 were composed before 1300. Cantigas d' amigo are found mainly in the Cancioneiro Colocci...
Venice (English /ˈvɛnɪs/; Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsia] ( ) alternative obsolete form: Vinegia; Venetian: Venexia [veˈnɛsja]; Latin: Venetiae; Slovene: Benetke) is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.
Venice is the capital of the...
Glass is the big on-going one. But the architecture is often striking, too.
> Venice, especially during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque, was a major centre of art and developed a unique style known as the Venetian School. In the Middle-Ages and the Renaissance, Venice, along with Florence and Rome, became one of the most important centres of art in Europe, and numerous wealthy Venetians became patrons of the arts.
> By the end of the 15th century, Venice had become the European capital of printing, being one of the first cities in Italy (after Subiaco and Rome) to have a printing press after those established in Germany, having 417 printers by 1500.
Foreign words of Venetian origin Words with a Venetian etymology include arsenal, ciao, ghetto, gondola, imbroglio, lagoon, lazaret, lido, Montenegro, quarantine, regatta. The name of Venezuela is a Spanish diminutive of Venice.
> Venice is famous for its ornate glass-work, known as Venetian glass. It is world-renowned for being colourful, elaborate, and skilfully made. Many of the important characteristics of these objects had been developed by the 13th century. Toward the end of that century, the center of the Venetian glass industry moved to Murano.
Venice is a residential, commercial, and recreational beachfront neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles in the Westside region of Los Angeles County.
Venice was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, artists, and vendors.
== History ==
=== 1800s ===
In in 1839 La Ballona that, included the southern parts of Venice, was granted by the Mexican government...