July 8, 2009
That's how one blogger described his feelings when he discovered that the English edition of Pope Benedict's encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, contains the American slang term: "downsizing."
I can kind of see his point about "downsizing" being an infelicitous translation of the Italian riduzione and the German reduzierung. But then, never having heard either of my grandmothers swear, I have nothing to compare it to.
Posted by Patrick Madrid at 8:41 AM