Italian American Slang Word of the Day
with Stevie B
In this short segment Stevie focuses on the word ”ASHPETTA”.
If you grew up in an Italian / English speaking Immigrant family…. didn’t matter if you were first, second or third generation or to what country your people emigrated you heard these words. Some are actually Italian, some are dialect words and some are simply bastardizations of a mix between Italian, Dialect and English.
As I said many of them were simply words that had been bastardized in the transition from Italian or from a particular Italian dialect into English.
These days they are just too funny to hear but all of us remember words such as Chooch for example. Chooch was a word that meant donkey in some of the southern Italian dialects. So when the people emigrated and wanted to react to someone that was particularly dopey they would say… CHOOCH! It is just something that we all grew up with.
In these videos Stevie B. in a non vulgar way brings back these adorable words for us to hear again.
As I go through his library of words we would hear over the years my memory comes alive. Words like Pazzo or Crazy, Stunod or Stupid, Mortadefam or Morta di fame which translates into starving to death.
Managia which I often say to this day is kind of a soft swear word that is an expression of unpleasant surprise.
Che Cozzo – Which begs to ask why? But not really in a nice way.
Anyway you will see what I mean. We applaud Stevie for putting these together. Really cracks me up and… Not only does he say and describe the Italian or Dialect version of the word he also expresses the same thing in “Proper English”. Just Too Funny. So take a moment and let Stevie entertain you with the Italian Slang word of the Day. We can all use a good laugh.
Don’t Be a Chooch !!!