DA: Man used samurai sword to stab food-delivery guy in Medford robbery

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Taxicabs

This is something that taxis do. IDK if Uber or
lyft will do it.

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samarai use katanas

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technically, katana blades are not swords since they are only sharpened on one edge. alternatively, they use tantos as daggers.

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Not sure I agree with your sword definition there

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By that definition, a sabre or scimitar would not be a sword as they're also only sharpened on one edge, which seems wrong. And what does that make something like a rapier that might be only sharpened at the point?

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You'd think...

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...that someone attempting to speak authoritatively on what is and isn't a sword would be able to spell "samurai" correctly.

"samurai sword" is a nonsense term anyway. Chances are this was a junk fake katana.

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Shpelling

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You'd think that someone attempting to speak authoritatively on what is and isn't a sword would be able to spell "samurai" correctly.

His spelling was not the conventional one in English, but when transliterating from another language with a completely different writing system, there's actually no such thing as "correct" spelling. It's just whatever you think works best phonetically.

For example, Chanukah vs. Hannukka etc... neither is "correct" or "wrong."

Google Translate tells me that the correct spelling is 武士 , and they transliterate it "Bushi" (obvously related to bushido, the warrior's code), and pronounce it... like none of the above.

- from a fan of Kurosawa movies

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