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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Buon giorno cara gente, (Good morning dear people)

today I thought I would give you an Italian giggle, laughter is so important.

This is true, but now I do not drink hardly at all, instead it all goes into my food like ragu' (Italian sauce)

I am so guilty of gesticulating and find it hard not to. In fact once my friend asked me to sit on my hands and that was the quietest I have ever been LOL

Kissing on both cheeks is so much more accepted, but when I was younger, I always had to explain to boyfriends that we kiss all our friends and relatives on both cheeks.

This means that your mamma or nonna (gran) is asking you want is the matter, why are you not eating her food. If you want to offend an Italian mamma refuse her food! Not that you would want to, as the food is delicious. My poor SO always used to tell me no more food when I asked him as he said he was too full, then when mamma spoke to him, all I saw him was holding out his hands for the second plate of pasta! LOL

If you liked this please look at this clip of a very funny man Joe Avati

The Best of Joe Avati, I am going to see him in September, can't wait!




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MYAKAYAH 4/24/2014 2:35AM

    I don't know of speaking with my hands but I have always greeted my European friends with the 2 kiss rule. I hope you have much fun in September seeing Joe Avati since humour is important in life.

In my family food is important and most people have seconds but I am the rare person who eats so slow that nobody notices I don't go back for more!

I was thinking the other day it would have been fun to meet you since you are from Italy but you are in England now yes? I think I need to head back to England one day! My cousin stays in London and I am used to that type of weather from living in Seattle for 11 years.

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KOHINOOR2 4/23/2014 9:06PM

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GAL7288 4/23/2014 12:45PM

    LOL that was great! Yes laughter is important and those were just funny! We learn better this way about different cultures too. I always get funny faces when people find out I am not Mexican and do or say something so Honduran and at the end they are surprised and they learned something new.

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LJCANNON 4/23/2014 11:56AM

    emoticon Eccellente!!

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TATERCAT 4/23/2014 10:23AM

    emoticon Oh my goodness, I can so relate! I speak with my hands all the time, and other people think that I am arguing with them. I also think that wine drinking is totally acceptable.

I will check Jow Avati later on....

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SWEETNEEY 4/23/2014 8:37AM

    I had an italian boss and he would say 'Madonna" "scusi" - can you please translate. He'd be talking on the phone to his friends in Italy.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/23/2014 12:51AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog !

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ALICIA214 4/23/2014 12:38AM


I think it is very important that we embrace our culture,it is who we are, and it is just as important to be open to other cultures, especially those we live among..

Be Happy


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PUNCHILOUIE 4/23/2014 12:22AM

    Viva La Italia! Thanks for sharing!

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CHIBIKARATE 4/23/2014 12:20AM

    Very cute love it hugz

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1BOSSMOMMY 4/23/2014 12:03AM

    I so enjoyed your humerous blog. I love cultural and ethnic humor. My husband is from Newfoundland, Canada and he tells the greatest "Newfie" jokes.

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