The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1386 Tuesday, 21 May 2002
Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2002 15:25:13 -0400
Subject: 13.1371 Re: Italian Pronunciation
Comment: Re: SHK 13.1371 Re: Italian Pronunciation
>The fresco shows a jealous husband, annoyed that his
>wife is always away at Mass, stupidly mistaking a large column for the
>Pope: "Fili dele pute", he complains. Perhaps one of our Italian
> colleagues could translate this into English, as my grasp of the
>language cannot cope with its apparent strangeness...
My guess is "whoreson."
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