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This is the archive for 25 February 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

This genuine Italian expression means more or less "What a bad display of yourself!". I think the reason why a so compact and useful expression has entered the Italian vocabulary is that it can be applied more or less constantly to our public institutions.

Our Italian government has just been put in minority by an adverse vote of two senators and of the "officially unaligned" 6 senators for life in the upper chamber. The vote was about international policy, and in particular about Italian participation in Iraq/Afghan affair.