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Professor Bengo Macarona is originally from Genua. His full title is:Professor Macarona D.Thau (Bug), D.Maus (Chubb), Magistaludorum (QIS), Octavium (Hons), PHGK (Blit), DMSK, Mack, D.Thau (Bra), Visiting Professor in Chickens (Jahn the Conqueror University (Floor 2, Shrimp Packers building, Genua)), Primo Octo (Deux), Visiting Professor of Blit/Slood Exchanges (Al Khali), KCbfj, Reciprocating Professor of Blit Theory (Unki), D.Thau (Unki), Didimus Supremius (Unki), Emeritus Professor in Blit Substrate Determinations (Chubb), Chair of Blit and Music Studies (Quirm College for Young Ladies). He insists on people using his full name and title. He is visiting Unseen University. He is noted for his skill with balls. Clearly he is a reference to Roundworld's Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. His name is an obvious play on the pasta, macaroni, which he evidently likes very much. It is also implied that Professor Macarona prefers the company of men. When Ponder Stibbons makes this known to Archchancellor Ridcully, he responds rather favourably, likely echoing the beliefs of Mr. Pratchett himself.

"A lot of that sort of thing about, apparently," said Ridcully. "People make such a fuss. Anyway, in my opinion there's not enough love in the world. Besides, if you didn't like the company of men you wouldn't come here in the first place. I say! Well done, that man!"

He is noted to have been cited in two hundred and thirty-six papers and at least one divorce petition.

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