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CHAT: R: Re: R: Re: CHAT: Pronunciation (Re: Whiteness?)

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Saturday, September 9, 2000, 11:54
> 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' : ) Luca