Posts Tagged ‘Italian’


“The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.”~ Henry David Thoreau

So Pope Francis spoke at the Vatican today. But a little slip of the tongue due to a minor mishap caused him to really let loose the KRAKEN!!

The Kraken of all profane and dirty words that is.

Umm okay, you’ve seen it and heard it before. What is the big deal?

I know that he is kind of a big deal for a billion people on this planet, but he’s  still human. He was born of earthling parents, grew up in the Church and what not. And still, he remained human. pope-francis-600

Now he is the leader of the largest group of Christians in the world.

And he dropped the F bomb in Italian. Big deal. You’ve probably said it at least 50 times already since you woke up. And he says it once on video, and its big news.

Calm down people.


Ileana Tacconelli

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” ~Lily Tomlin as ‘Edith Ann’

Meet Ileana Tacconelli. Her story broke out in Europe in the fall of 2010.

She is a teacher in Milan, Italy. Yep, I am serious! She is a teacher.

The story was released when a parent at the school that she had been teaching at for three years, had pulled her child out of the school because the teacher was “too attractive”.

We’re talking, a child. Not someone who is in their teens and full of horomones. A female child was removed from the classroom by her mother.

Ileana had a career in modeling and was even a beauty pageant contestant prior to her career change in education. Word leaked in 2010 about it all and then she was under fire.

Photographs of her modeling career of her running around in her underwear and then the parents who found out, went into an uproar.

However, the school in which she worked for had backed her up. She qualified to teach. She even has THREE master degrees. So she’s not some dumb flake of an Italian bimbo.

I don’t know what has happened to her story. I am guessing that the wildfire of her past was put out.

But it seems to me, that the parents were far out of control. Since it was a mother, I am guessing she felt inferior to the young educator with a past of glitz and glamour. And she hadn’t lost her looks when she entered the teaching field.

One would think that students would NOT skip classes, and always PAY attention. Then again, not the age group of children she was teaching. They wouldn’t care what she used to do.

Makes me wonder what would happen if this would have been in the USA??