Friday, January 31, 2014

1238. Don't schrew up

In Greece, try the cheese they call feta
In New Orleans,  a great muffaletta
For dessert, want biscotti?
Then do not be notti
In Rome when you order bruschetta.

In Italian, the consecutive letters 'sch' are pronounced as our 'sk'.  I don't know how many times I've had a young waitperson in an (American) Italian restaurant leave out the 'k' sound when suggesting "brooshetta" as an appetizer. They probably say "shairtso" for scherzo, too.

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