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Re: Italians Qs (Stolen; was Re: You have a word for it?)

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2002, 3:25
On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, jogloran wrote:

> << > Also, one of the characters father has a nickname of Peppe 'Mmerde', > which > is carefully not translated. Anyone know what it means? (If you want, > you > can email that reply privately.) > >> > > Hehe, the standard Italian word for shit is "merde", and initial > geminates are a feature of dialects including Sicilian. That and the > fact that it is tactfully untranslated means that it's probably that > word...
And the fact that it's fitting, too. One gets the impression that Peppe Mmerde is not the cleanest of people. Or nicest, either; he'd taken twelve bullets in the back. Tristan