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Old 03-03-2014, 01:04 PM
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Pope Francis made a rare linguistic error during his weekly blessing on Sunday, transforming a harmless Italian word into one of the strongest swearwords in the dictionary.

The Pope’s message of charity was lost in translation on Sunday, as he accidentally muddled “caso” (“case”) with “cazzo” (“****”).

“If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this **** [pause], in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity,” he told followers amassed in St Peter’s Square.

Although a flustered Pope quickly corrected his error, the pontiff’s gaffe was quickly published on YouTube and has since garnered tens of thousands of hits.

But despite swearing from the window of the capital of the Catholic Church, the ever-popular Pope received a warm response.

“He is also a man!” wrote one YouTube user, while another posted “Great Pope Francis, I love you!”

“He wanted to say, ‘in this case’ - it’s a simple mistake made by a foreigner reading Italian, nothing more,” one Italian wrote.

Months of preaching about forgiveness appear to have saved the pontiff from being thrown to the linguistic wolves, allowing him to focus on his key message of the day.

Reflecting on Russian troops being deployed in Ukraine, the Pope made “a heartfelt appeal to the international community to support any initiative in favour of dialogue.”
http://www.thelocal.it/20140303/pope...blessing-gaffe
Well, the link includes the "f-word" so the board filters squashed it. The above link is ineffectual unless you replace **** with the f-word.
So I include a "tiny URL" to the story below
Pope says f*** in Sunday blessing gaffe - The Local


The lesson I get out of this is how to say f*** in Italian.

As bold-faced above, it's an honest mistake.
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Quick, somebody, call the Oh-Oh Squad.
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OOPS! waiting for the lightning to strike the Vatican.......
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http://www.thelocal.it/20140303/pope...blessing-gaffe
Well, the link includes the "f-word" so the board filters squashed it. The above link is ineffectual unless you replace **** with the f-word.
So I include a "tiny URL" to the story below
Pope says f*** in Sunday blessing gaffe - The Local

La gaffe di Papa Francesco: 'In questo cazzo...' The gaffe of Pope Francis: 'In this **** .. - YouTube

The lesson I get out of this is how to say f*** in Italian.

As bold-faced above, it's an honest mistake.

The cazzo you say!
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He later clarified by saying "I screwed that sh*t up, b*tch!"...
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He didn't say the F word, he said the c word which is also the d word.
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Where is Mikeyy to tell us how he learned to speak Italian and make pizza in his World Traveling pearl diving adventures?

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