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June 20, 2022


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Bimbo was a finalist for the name of the mascot of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Local fans voted instead for Ciao. Dunno if the English sense influenced many voters.

Bimbo is also a city in the Central African Republic, just southwest of the capital, Bangui. I believe I once got lost there while driving about.

About 30 years ago a friend returned from a trip to Italy and reported his amusement at a car decal (rear window) "Bimbo a bordo." I think it was right around the time "baby on board" was popular in the states.

Funny and smart, as usual, La Bimba.

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