The pope says people who distribute fake news are full of shit

No really! He did an interview with a Belgian Catholic newspaper, and here’s what he said:

Disinformation is probably the greatest damage that the media can do, as opinion is guided in one direction, neglecting the other part of the truth. And then, I believe that the media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey – without offence, please – to the sickness of coprophilia, which is always wanting to communicate scandal, to communicate ugly things, even though they may be true. And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, it can do great harm. Thus, I would say that there are these four temptations. But they are builders of opinion and can construct, and do immense good, immense.

So we use almost all of the words in this statement regularly, except for two: coprophilia and coprophagia.

Coprophilia: 
noun
abnormal interest and pleasure in feces and defecation.

 

Coprophagia
noun
eating feces; in humans a symptom of some kinds of insanity.

Can we think of anyone who might do something like this?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s