Bozo and Catholicism
By now you have heard the sad news that the beloved Bozo the Clown passed into eternity.
Anyone from my generation should remember the Bozo the Clown Show on TV.
Now how the heck does this relate to Catholicism? Well it turns out the connection between the word bozo with a dunce or a clown comes from the writings of St. Anselm of Canterbury, an 11th century theologian and saint. In his didactic writings he referred to himself as "A" with the correct answer and "B" to represent "boso" who was the dunce with an incorrect answer. It is quite possible this lead to the use of the term Bozo to represent a clown/hobo/dunce.