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Urps | Dipartimento Parole Imparavolate
Rubrica settimanale su la Domenica del Sole 24Ore

Urps | Chatty Word Department
Columns published in the culture insert of the national newspaper Sole24Ore

 “TOROTELLA” Noun: Poorly talented musician

 

Urps | Ufficio Resurrezione Parole Smarrite
Rubrica mensile su Altroconsumo

Urps | Resurrection of Lost Words Office
Columns published in the Italian monthly magazine Altroconsumo

URPS | Altroconsumo | “MARAMALDO” Overbearing

Fabrizio Maramaldo was an Italian mercenary who killed Florentine captain Francesco Ferrucci, already unarmed and grievously wounded, during the Gavinana war (1530). The term maramaldo was thus coined to describe someone in a position of power who exploits this to inflict harm on others in a weaker position. A hideous story, especially since many would be capable of such maramaldi actions, safely hidden behind a suit of armour.