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Subject: Burattino...
Author: Merriment   (guest, 144.124.19.33)
Date: October 13, 2003 at 2:47:18 AM
After a little thought I realised...

Giuseppe:

Giuseppe > Geppe > Geppetto

Giuseppe > Giuseppino > Pino > Pinocchio (occhio is a medieval Italian diminutive form). The pine thing is probably a convenient pun. Effectively Pinocchio is just called 'junior'.

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