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  •  Sorry, only in the U.S. (3+ / 0-)

    does anybody refer to him as "Da Vinci" instead of Leonardo.  It's not snobbery, it's just a fact.  

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    by SneakySnu on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 09:02:14 AM PDT

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    •  Ok! I fixed it in the body of the text (3+ / 0-)
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      but left it in the title because of space considerations.  I can't think of a good short title that gets Leonardo Da Vinci and La Bella Principessa in there without cutting off some words.

      THERE IS NO "CAN" IN THE REPUBLIC PARTY!

      by henry porter on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 09:33:12 AM PDT

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    •  And dKos is a blog based in... (1+ / 0-)
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      The United States!!!

      I'm sorry, I have fancypants academic degrees, and my specialty in Early Modern European Cultural History, as a matter of fact. I'm actually quite persnickety when it comes to matters of language. But I just can't get worked up over this...whether we refer to him as da Vinci or Leonardo, or Leonardo da Vinci. And as a writer, there is no one I currently despise more than Dan Brown. But he's not to blame for this either.

      Sorry.

      "Women shouldn't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of women." droogie6655321

      by earicicle on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 12:34:38 PM PDT

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