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Vaffanculo Day [Politics/Religion]
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:10:26 AM »

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Rude-word campaign rocks Italy's political classes
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ROME (Reuters) - An Italian comedian's campaign using a rude word to tell off politicians has won the support of more than 300,000 Italians who signed petitions to sweep away a generation of lawmakers they say are corrupt and ineffective.
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An estimated 40,000 people attended Grillo's rally in Bologna on Saturday and many more went to hundreds of similar "Vaffanculo-day" protests around the country. The word is the Italian equivalent of the "f"-word in English.
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The campaign is another embarrassment for Italy's political class which for years has been characterised by back-biting, cronyism and sleaze.

A book on politicians' excessive perks and lavish expenses has become this year's surprise best-seller and fuelled a growing disaffection among Italians that the media have dubbed "anti-politics".
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 10:20:49 AM »

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