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if you know any Italian...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by writing irish, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    ...the perhaps you can answer this question.

    In French, it's bon apetit. In Spanish, it's buen provecho. We don't say anything in English. What's the pre-meal benediction in Italian?
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    How about mangia?
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Buon appetito
  4. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i don't know but when i went to italy in my honeymoon we ate a lot of good food. does that help?
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Buon appetito (pronounced app-a-tee-toe)

    Mangia means eat.

    Fame (pronounced Fah-may) means hungry.
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Grazie, Signore Canucco. ;)
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    My grandmother says that before every meal. She also says it when you finish your plate. And then again after you finish seconds. She says it when you wake up, when you walk in the door from whatever you were doing, when you get out of the shower. That woman wants you to eat, dammit.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Bon appetitio.

    I only know that because I watch Molto Mario, not because I speak Italian.
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Thanks, hockeybeat, as well. :)

    One great things about mothers everyhwere: it's easy to make them happy...just consume huge amounts of food in their presence.

    Considering that some of the board's most infamous characters are presently logged in and are up to no good, this is an excellent time to go to lunch.

  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    irish, you're too skinny.

    Eat something.

    Now, when are you going to settle down with a nice girl and give me some grandchildren?

    What, a mother can't ask?
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I grew up in a neighborhood that was about 75 percent Italian.
    Before dinner, my friends' mothers always said 'Buck, why don't you eat dinner at your own home once in a while?'
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    "Because my mom cooks like the Irish whore she is, Mrs. Spaghettini. Pass the Braziole."
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