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CHAT: Little worms (was: CHAT: Pronunciation (Re: Whiteness?))

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2000, 19:32
At 1:54 pm +0200 9/9/00, Mangiat wrote:
>> Mangiat wrote: >> > Worms pronounced as if it were an English town /worms/ >> >> Which makes the name Diet of Worms rather amusing. :-) I can't >> remember exactly what the Diet of Worms was, but it was an event in the >> schism between Catholic and Lutheran. > >Fortunately in Italian 'worms' sounds 'vermi' /vErmi/, which doesn't allow >you to confuse the 'Dieta di Worms' from a 'dieta di vermi' : )
Dieta di vermicelli? :) Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================