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JCC Mangia Bene, Ridi Spesso, Ama Molto. Esmir, explain Italy to us

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Esmir, Why do Italians all ride scooters badly? How many female bottoms do you have to pinch to become Prime Minister? Why when little old ladies become widows do you dress them in black, and leave them by the side of the road? What have you got against paying tax? Why do you use your hands so much when you talk, and why does it sound like arguing?

    Prego
     
  2. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Esmir, do you import/export olive oil?
     
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  3. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Why do Italians all ride scooters badly?
    They ride Vespa because it's cool, and they ride it aggressively because it's the only way to survive in the traffic jam.

    How many female bottoms do you have to pinch to become Prime Minister?

    Bottom pinching is more of a bonus than a requirement for the position.

    Why when little old ladies become widows do you dress them in black, and leave them by the side of the road?
    They feel alone and they like to interact with strangers passing by.

    What have you got against paying tax?
    It's considered weak.

    Why do you use your hands so much when you talk, and why does it sound like arguing?
    Words are for the literal meaning, hands are for the emphasis.

    Esmir, do you import/export olive oil?
    How many bottles do you need ?
     
  4. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    I need several jobs done by the Genco Pura Olive Oil company... can you and/or your associates arrange that?
     
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  5. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So, is pizza an Italian thing or not? I've heard many different answers to this question, still not sure what to believe.
     
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  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Which user will get "Top of the Morning! Explain Ireland to Us" ?
     
  7. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    IF history is any guide, one of the Brits...
     
  8. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So, is pizza an Italian thing or not?
    We claim cultural heritage over it only when it's made without garlic.
     
  9. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    ... so what's the point in that? Garlic makes everything better!
     
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  10. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Not pizza, if it's a proper one. I'm coming from a country where we have a very distinct pizza-culture of our own, but there is nothing like a proper Italian pizza.
     
  11. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Why is Italy?
     
  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Can I move to Roma? I hear nobody is using the Palatine Hill currently.
     
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  13. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Can you please self-gif a get out! for me?

    Why is Italy?
    Better names were already taken.

    Can I move to Roma?
    Yes, maybe just don't wear the clothes of your avatar when you walk around.
     
  14. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Have you been to a Buca di Beppo restaurant?
     
  15. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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  16. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Of course not, people will want to take photos with me and it will be terrible. And the people who wear those costumes probably have dibs or something, and I wouldn't want to move in on their territory.
     
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  17. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    How long have you had a word for "volcano"?
     
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  18. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Have you been to a Buca di Beppo restaurant?
    never

    How long have you had a word for "volcano"?
    The word comes from Vulcan, the little island close to Sicily, whose name is derived by the God of Fire, represented as a blacksmith, who is in turn the Roman version of the Greek Hephaestus, the god who forged Achilles's shield and armor.
    Most of Greek gods have a Roman analogous, differing almost uniquely in the name (Zeus--> Jupiter, Hera --> Juno, Ares --> Mars, Aphrodite --> Venus etc. etc.)
     
  19. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    So how do you really feel about hosting the winter Olympics again? And how many Fiats did it cost to win the nomination this time?
     
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  20. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So how do you really feel about hosting the winter Olympics again?
    I probably won't see any match 'cause prices are very high. It might be cool to see more foreigners around though.

    And how many Fiats did it cost to win the nomination this time?
    Don't know. These things are often shady. But Turin 2006 went rather smoothly and Cortina is a beautiful place, so perhaps it will work decently after all.
     
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  21. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Buon Giorno, 3sm1r

    Who do you think makes the best Galato in Italy? (I still think about Grom when they had a shop here in NYC. That hazelnut gelato was bellismo! 10 years later it's still on my mind.)
     
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  22. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    can't wait for the "explain pakistan to us" thread
     
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  23. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Who do you think makes the best gelato in Italy?
    Grom is very good indeed. Turin is quite strong with ice cream. If you happen to go there, remember the following places:
    Ghigo
    Fiorio
    Talmone
    La Romana
    Il Siculo
    Baratti Milano

    most of them are also famous for their hot chocolate.


    I would actually enjoy that thread, and you'd end up to be useful for a change.
     
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  24. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    Pretty sure I've done more than my fair share in the go science thread
     
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  25. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Grazie. Turin sounds like a great place to visit.

    And another gelato question for you:

    What is your favorite flavor of Gelato?
     
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