Re: Italians Qs (Stolen; was Re: You have a word for it?)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 28, 2002, 2:01|
Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
> Also, one of the characters father has a nickname of Peppe 'Mmerde', which
> is carefully not translated. Anyone know what it means?
Well, French merde and Spanish mierda mean "shit", so I'm guessing Merde
means the same thing. I seem to remember reading something about
certain dialects geminating consonants that are single in the standard
dialect, including initial consonants, altho I forget the rules for it.
So, my guess is that this person's nickname is, for whatever reason,
"There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd,
you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." -
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