"I don't like these names," remarked the laundry lady, accepting a bag of shirts in the already 32 degree morning.
"First we had Caronte, now we've got Minosse; mark my words - it'll be Lucifero next."
Hats off to Italian mass state education ; it may have been instituted as late as the 1950s; it may have had a school-leaving age of 11 as late as the 1970s; but it has never held out on the children. What there was to be taught was taught to all until time ran out on the years of obligatory schooling; there was no dumbing-down, no intellectual condescension; no time to waste.
Will fracking help us - or hinder us?
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