Monday, March 18, 2013 9:19:19 PM
@LandoGriffin It can also mean father. Also the two words are pronounced slightly different. There's a slight inflection there that most non-native speakers don`t pick up on. If you made that joke to a spanish speaker, they would roll their eyes at you because you`d be making a terrible pun.
Also no one, except for kids and people with a terrible sense of humor, thought of potatoes when the pope was picked.
Look think about like this, when you hear the words `soap opera`, you don`t imagine a bunch of singing soap bars.
Monday, March 18, 2013 5:36:47 PM
Well, I don't know what you call the leader of the Anglican church...unless it is Queen Elizabeth II herself. So if these people are Anglican, seems fair enough. Hell, my wife`s family are Methodist and I don`t know what the head of the Methodist Church is called, either.
PS - in Spanish, the word for "Pope" is identical to the word for "potato" except "Pope" is masculine (El Papa) and "potato" is feminine (la papa) so all the Spanish-languague channels here are proclaiming in their headlines "Tenemos Papa" - "We have a Potato"