Thursday, 14 March 2013

New Pope is called Paco the First

SPAIN One of the several Spanish diminutive endearments for Francisco (Francesco in Italian and Francis in English) is Paco. The social media are full of references to Pope Paco. The other such endearments, by the way, are Curro, Pancho (used mainly in Latin America), Fran, among others. There are also proper diminutives such as Francisquito, Paquito, Currín, etc., but we wouldn't want to use those for His Holiness, would we? (Oh, yes, Francisco Franco is often referred to as Frasquito...)

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