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November 17th, 2008

Where in the World is Brother Guido, Nov 17

 Just a short note, up before the site disappears (briefly, I hope) for its upgrade.

Yesterday, Giuseppe drove me up to the Jesuit community in Florence, where I will be staying for the next four weeks while immersing myself into Italian. Yes, I have worked here 15 years and I can "get by" in Italian. I want to do better than Get By.

An example... chatting yesterday evening with friends-of-friends, the topic drifted (as it tends to do when I am involved) into fantascienza... fantasy and science fiction. I mentioned the famous book Il Signore degli Anelli. Only, what I said was "Il Signore degli Agnelli." (The "gn" in Italian is like an n-tilde in Spanish.)

I meant, Lord of the Rings. I said, Lord of the Lambs.
 

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