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Ernestine       Oct. 02, 2003 04:48 pm
Hotboy       Oct. 02, 2003 05:01 pm
Rooster       Oct. 02, 2003 05:12 pm
sm0kinmama       Oct. 02, 2003 05:17 pm
leebo       Oct. 02, 2003 05:20 pm
G.I.JungleJugs       Oct. 02, 2003 05:32 pm
waynebusto       Oct. 02, 2003 09:55 pm
cigarvp       Oct. 02, 2003 10:15 pm
Ernestine       Oct. 02, 2003 10:51 pm
sm0kinmama       Oct. 03, 2003 12:23 am
karanan       Oct. 03, 2003 01:56 am
miamiatty       Oct. 03, 2003 02:12 am
sm0kinmama       Oct. 03, 2003 02:33 am
Irondoll       Oct. 03, 2003 04:30 am

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Default October 2, 2003, 04:48 PM

Yo! The following document is a breakdown of some words used by me and my fellow amici. (This ain't Webster's Dictionary over here so exact spelling is non importante.) What's more important is the way these words are said and felt and used on a daily basis.

Let's start at the beginning. Come stai?Molto benne. Buon giorno. Arrivederci. Every Italian from Italy knows these words and every Italian-American should. But what about the goomba speech pattern? Those words and phrases that are a little Italian, a little American, and a little slang. Words every paison and bacciagaloop has heard, words we hear on The Sopranos and throughout our Little Italy neighborhoods of New York and New Jersey. This form of language, the "Goomba-Italiano" has been used for generations. It's not gangster slang terms like whack or vig, if that's what you are thinking-this is real guido tawk!

The goomba says ciao when he arrives or leaves. He says Madonna Mia anytime emotion is needed in any given situation. Mannagge, meengya, oofah, and, of course, va fungool can also be used. Capeesh? He uses a mopeen to wipe his hands in the cucina, gets agita from the gravy and will scheeve meatballs unless they are homemade from the famiglia.

Always foonah your bread in the pot of gravy or you will be a mottie or a goo-gootz. Mezza-fanooks are usually mamalukes and the girl from the neighborhood with the reputation is a facia-bruta puttana or a schifosa whoore.

If you are called cattivo, garbbadosht, sfatcheem, stupido, or strunz you are usually a pain in the ass. A crazy diavlo can give you the maloikya (evil eye), but that red horn will protect you if you use it right. Always say por favore and grazie and prego. If you are feeling mooshadd or stunad or mezza-morta always head to Nonna's and she will fix you with a little homemade manicott', gavadell', or calamod', or some ricott' cheesecake.

Mangia on some zeppoles, canollis, torrone, struffoli, shfooyadell', pignoli cookies, or a little nutella on pannetone. Delizioso! I think I will fix myself a sengweecj of gabagol' with some proshoot and mozarell' or maybe just a hot slice of peetz. So salud' if you have any Italian blood in you and if you understood anything I wrote here. If so, you are numero uno and the professore of the goombas. If you don't get any of this, then fa Napola with the whole thing and you are a disgraziato.
Scuzi, me dispiachay, I didn't mean that. Just fugheddaboutit! Go get your Fila running suit on and skip to the Bada Bing to spend some shcadoll' and have a good time. Joe Pesci said it's ok!"

A friend just sent this to me...I wanted to share it...E <IMG SRC='/cf4/images/smiley/smiley01.gif' BORDER=0 WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15>
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Default October 2, 2003, 05:01 PM

What other kinda goombas are there besides eye-talian? <IMG SRC='/cf4/images/smiley/smiley05.gif' BORDER=0 WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15>
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Non capito!
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Duzziebatz! Too funny. Feels like home. Gotta love that Italian stuff.
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Default October 2, 2003, 05:20 PM

LMAO

I felt like I was reading a Soprano's script!

Nice post E!
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Understood part of it because my mouth started to water in some parts. Funny E.
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Default October 2, 2003, 09:55 PM

Never imagined that was how you spelled meengya! It was my dad's favorite word for everything. He used it when he was made, "meengya Mary, where's my coffe!". Or when he liked something, "meengya those meatballs were good". Sometime I miss being home. Good stuff.
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Brings me back to the days at grammas house, though I do remember being called many of "dose dings"....

Paulie Di Azupep

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I lived with this my whole life growing up in Bklyn...this brought back allot of memories for me. Julie (GIjj) I will give you a call soon and read it to you, then you will understand it...<IMG SRC='/cf4/images/smiley/smiley01.gif' BORDER=0 WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15>...E
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My friends grandmother was trying to get US citizenship. She practiced for weeks saying "Gorja Washinton". When they called her up, she just couldn't remember his name...she exclaimed, "Manegge..a va Naples".

The judge pronounced her a citizen.

She bought a statue of George and Martha. It's in the family today over 80 years. It's one of the most precious possessions the family has. The woman who helped bring the family to America is remembered by it.
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Whaddabout Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati!!! And Bugatti!!
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Fagetaboutit!

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Yikes! A flash from the past. For a moment there I thought I was back in Carroll Gardens (aka south Brooklyn)wid Joe da blond and his baseball bat and Nunzie who went from running an Italian club, to being Gotti's lieutenant, to being a corpse and the neighborhood morgue. It made me laugh. It took me a year to rid myself of the peculiarities I picked up living there 13 years. Not fa nuthin', I'm glad I'm back home and can appreciate it for it's true worth...entertainment! <IMG SRC='/cf4/images/smiley/smiley02.gif' BORDER=0 WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15>
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