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October 22, 2008

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Thanks for this post Moira. Mark looks quite handsome and at home. And thanks for the food report. (I usually braise lamb shanks in white wine. And rosemary. And garlic.)

Nice article.
Are you sure that "Bolla" is correctly translated into "Bull"? I have researched the translation of the word and I do not think that "Bull" respects neither the Latin origin of the word (bulla) nor the relation to the document issued by the Pope (bolla).
Please check and amend if necessary.

Ciao Gianpiero. Thanks for your comment. Yes, strangely, it really is how you translate "bolla" into English. Oxford American gives us this: "bull: noun: a papal edict. ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French bulle, from Latin bulla ‘bubble, rounded object’ (in medieval Latin ‘seal or sealed document’ )," thus, more at the seal that's made with the Pope's ring. And it's good for a giggle for the lapsed Catholics among us: Papal Bull indeed! Cheers.

Hi Moira, thanks for clarifying that. Translations are real fun sometimes...the image of a pope taking part in a rodeo is the image that came to my mind while reading! :-)

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