Behind the Meaning

The Local delves into the bizarre history of five common Italian words.

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The strange history behind five everyday Italian words

But you probably weren’t aware of the strange story behind how that word came to be.

Just like every other aspect of its culture, from architecture to food, every word in the Italian language bears traces of the country’s long history. Here are the strange stories behind five everyday words. Read more on The Local…

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