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? :)
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]