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Because at midnight we consider the Pope

Posted by on June 18, 2007

ME: Are you awake?

GENE: Mmph! Nyguh…yes.

ME: Why did we call the last Pope ‘John Paul’? He was Italian, so wasn’t his name really Giovanni Paolo? So why do we Anglicize his name? We don’t refer to Mikhail Gorbachev as ‘Michael,’ after all.


ME: You weren’t really awake, were you.


ME: Sorry.

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