By Bruce Johnston in Rome
12:08AM GMT 12 Nov 2004
Italy's passion for personal titles has been formalised with a new law bestowing the title of "dottore" on holders of almost any university degree.
A ministry of education decree states that holders of an ordinary "quickie" three-year bachelor's degree will now be known as "doctor".
I understand that, but as a PhD myself (from Cambridge University) I don't think an Italian 1st degree in Philosophy is any way comparable! Translating Dottore as Dr. does not wash.
The Degree they should give Rossi if he is sucessful is from the school of hard knocks.
He started Studying Cold Fusion while serving time in Prison.