February 05, 2006

And Now, For Something Completely Different 

Someone reached my blog searching for the meaning of the Italian word Cina.

Well, it's pretty straightforward: it means China.

The Italian c is usually equivalent to the English ch; Italian ch sounds like k (and indeed instant-message Italian, which I despise, often uses k instead of ch).

And you may want to read abouty my metallic antics in London.


And not only k's are used instead of "ch's" in instant-messaging, but also in email, forums and blogs.
And this is, to me, very annoying because forces me to an extra-effort to read the contents of those messages!

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