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To: RitchieAprile

Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor (of Flemish origin) in thr 1500s supposedly said “I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.”


12 posted on 04/17/2012 12:38:50 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

I thought it was the Franophile Frederick the Great who said he only spoke German to horses and children.

And why Spanish to God and not Latin or Greek or Hebrew, or some other liturical language?


17 posted on 04/17/2012 4:07:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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