As you may have heard, I’m back from Italy but have not completely banished all things Italian from my life. Living with an Italian, I wanted to voice a few things that make me chuckle, that would just not happen if that person wasn’t from outta town.
1) He/she will make you do a double take when they ask:
and lean in curiously to listen when you explain it’s one of the below:
a) toast and butter
b) poached egg
c) eating a mince pie
2) When he/she informs you that said poached egg in Italian is translated as
‘egg in a white shirt’
3) Making a cup of tea means for most of us, well, making a cup of tea. But for some people it means popping a tea bag into a pan of tepid water and just waiting what happens.
4) You will learn you can never eat enough Nutella. On, everything that will allow a knife near it.
5) You will learn delightful and moreover, useful new words in Italian, such as:
6) London is and will forever be a foreign land, which means that most visits near Camden result in picking up either
a) a laminated picture of a red bus
b) a laminated picture of a red telephone box
c) a laminated picture of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road, you know the one
7) Fish fingers from Iceland are a special treat
8) Having to explain what the word ‘treat’ means
9) Prefers to watch football with a bucket of popcorn rather than a beer
10) Instant coffee is unheard of, the most unheard of, and is cast away from the kitchen faster than you can say when is your Dolmio day?