makes it impossible for an outsider to affect the voting in any way
I take issue with this. In history there are many examples where rich families have bought themselves a pope by bribing and intimidating the cardinals. Theory is one thing, in practice Conclave is not completely shut off from the rest of the world.
English sounds English to a human ear, the syntax is based on the same rules but the usage of the language varies a lot around the world. Meaning is coloured by local culture.
Exactly! After all when a bouncer throws you out of a pub in the UK by saying: "I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave..." he's neither afraid nor is he asking.
Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra