Word of the Day (la parola del giorno)

Word of the Day: Aperitivare

I’m sure an aperitivo needs no explanation, but just in case: it’s when you go to a bar or restaurant and order a commonly imbibed pre-dinner beverage (spritz, wine, beer…), and they throw in a plate of goodies or a buffet for free. Aperitivo comes from the medieval Latin word, aperitivus, which is derived from the latin verb, aperire, or, to open. … Continue reading

Word of the Day (la parola del giorno)

Word of the Day: Scemo

Coming from the Italian verb, scemare, or to decrease, or wane, scemo means: idiot, fool, stupid, dim-witted, silly, twit, dumb… It’s not particularly nice to call someone a scemo (pronounced shehmo), but let’s be honest, sometimes you just gotta. Scemo can be used in two ways: 1- Scemo the noun- ‘Non fare lo scemo!’ – Don’t be stupid; don’t play … Continue reading