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Re: Italian Pronunciation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1427  Tuesday, 28 May 2002

[1]     From:   John Ramsay <
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        Date:   Friday, 24 May 2002 13:03:50 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1404 Re: Italian Pronunciation

[2]     From:   Sophie Masson <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 May 2002 20:40:09 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1404 Re: Italian Pronunciation


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From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Friday, 24 May 2002 13:03:50 -0400
Subject: 13.1404 Re: Italian Pronunciation
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1404 Re: Italian Pronunciation

>"Fili dele pute", he complains
>
>I think this means literally "sons of bitches"
>
>David

Literally "sons of whores".

In contemporary English SOB has replaced the nobler Shakespearian
"whoreson" -:)

John Ramsay

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From:           Sophie Masson <
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Date:           Monday, 27 May 2002 20:40:09 +1000
Subject: 13.1404 Re: Italian Pronunciation
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1404 Re: Italian Pronunciation

It literally means 'son of a prostitute'. It's the same in French: 'fils
de pute', which is still very much an insult.

Sophie Masson
Author site: http://www.northnet.com.au/~smasson

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