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New countries. New languages. New mistakes.

Posted in travel, truth 101 with tags , , , , , on 25/01/2012 by mujo

My grammatical screw-ups are many and frequent when speaking my second class languages (Italian, French, German and Bosnian): like saying I’m ‘soft tired’ instead of dead tired (Italian), or ‘put the chicken in hell’ instead of into the oven (Italian), or ‘put a mouse on your face’ instead of a smile (French).

But here for you all now, are my top three favourites in the category of “Sorry, I’m not from around here”:

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Would you risk it all for gnocchi?

Posted in food with tags , , , , , , on 15/12/2011 by mujo

I was living in Berlin about a year when I came across an Italian lass I rather wanted to impress.

“Hey, I know Italian food,” said the fool, “how about I make us gnocchi.”

“I love gnocchi,” said the girl with a dreamy look in her eyes the fool was already starting to fall in love with, “my mother makes it all the time.”

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