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Re: OT - Origin of name 'Bosco'?

February 05, 2019 10:14AM avatar
johnegert Wrote:
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> Well----- It was also an old Italian surname,
> best known for the efforts of St John "Don"
> Bosco around the time of our Civil War, who
> tried to revolutionize early childhood educa-
> tion among the poorest kids by advocating
> love instead of punishment. There are plenty
> of Catholic schools named for him, resulting
> in team names like "the Bosco Bearcats" and
> "the Fighting Saints" . . . . weird, que no?
>
> Jeeezus! How'd we get off on THIS tangent???


As frequently happens – it's all my fault, John -

"Dan in Wichita" asked about a fellow named 'Bosco', and since I have a dog by that name I hijacked Dan's thread to ask about the name itself and where it had come from.  (Note that at least I followed JBWX' advice and revised the subject line accordingly.)  And I'm glad you added the above post, as IMHO St. John Bosco is a much more noble namesake for The Mayor of Thille Park than either a cartoon or a chocolate drink.  But now I am wondering where St. John's surname came from . . .     eye popping smiley

Just another example of how wonderful the NGDF is — posts, and the hijacking thereof, can lead down some strange and convoluted paths!

- El Abuelo Histœrico, Greengo y Curmudgeoño de los Locomoturas Viejos y Verdes,
aka Der Grossväterlich DünkelOlivGrünDampfKesselMantelLiebHabender




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2019 10:50AM by Russo Loco.
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