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For my fellow goombas, guineas and wops

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by dohcvtec_accord, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Sep 29, 2002
    The left lane
    Italian Memories:

    - You have at least one relative who wore a black dress every day for an entire year after a funeral.

    - You spent your entire childhood thinking what you ate for lunch was pronounced "sangwich."

    - Your family dog understood Italian.

    - Every Sunday afternoon of your childhood was spent visiting your grandparents and extended family.

    - You've experienced the phenomena of 150 people fitting into 50 square feet of yard during a family cookout.

    - You were surprised to discover the FDA recommends you eat three meals a day, not seven.

    - You ate pasta for dinner at least three times a week, and every Sunday.

    - You grew up thinking no fruit or vegetable had a fixed price and that the price of everything was negotiable through haggling.

    - You watched Lawrence Welk and Ed Sullivan every Sunday night.

    - You were as tall as your grandmother by the age of seven.

    - You thought everyone's last name ended in a vowel.

    - You thought nylons were supposed to be worn rolled to the ankles.

    - You were surprised to find out that wine was actually sold in stores.

    - You never ate meat on Christmas Eve or any Friday for that matter.

    - You ate your salad after the main course.

    - You thought Catholic was the only religion in the world.

    - You were hit at least once with a wooden spoon.

    - You thought every meal had to be eaten with a hunk of bread in your left hand.

    - You learned to play bocce before you went to school.

    - You can understand Italian but you can't speak it.

    - You have at least one relative who came over on the boat.

    - You grew up calling the bathroom the baccausa. And you only had one.

    - You were surprised to learn most kitchen utensils had another name which didn't end in a vowel.

    - All of your uncles fought in a World War.

    - You have relatives who aren't really your relatives.

    - You have relatives you don't speak to.

    - You drank wine before you were a teenager.

    - You grew up in a house with a yard that didn't have one patch of dirt that didn't have a flower or a vegetable growing out of it.

    - Your grandparent's furniture was as comfortable as sitting on plastic. Wait!!!! You WERE sitting on plastic.

    - You thought that talking loud was normal.

    - You thought cookies and the Tarantella were common at all weddings.

    - You thought everyone got pinched on the cheeks and had money stuffed in their pockets by their relatives.

    - Your mother is overly protective of the males in the family, no matter what their age.

    - Every lunchmeat you ate ended in a vowel.

    - There was a crucifix in every room of the house, including the cellar.

    - There was a saint somewhere in the yard.

    - Boys didn't do house work because it was women's work.

    - You couldn't date a boy without getting approval from your father.

    - You know what lemon ice is.

    - You called pasta "macaroni."

    - You have at least one irrational fear or phobia that can be attributed to your mother.
  2. h22bubbleback

    h22bubbleback Senior Member

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    Jul 18, 2003
    North Jerzey
    little scary if i think about it
  3. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    May 11, 2003
    Boca Raton, FL
    and my name is Milan
  4. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    May 11, 2003
    Boca Raton, FL
    oh, forgot to add the Godfather2 is on right now on HBO
  5. khrisb

    khrisb ******

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    Apr 5, 2003
    Whoa! Missed this one. I was taller than grams at age 9... :ph34r:

    One of my uncles thought he was in the war...

    I've been beat with wooden spoons aplenty...

    That sounds like my grandma's house...a 200 dollar lawn mower to mow about 7 feet of grass, and the plastic, and cats, and pasta every single day...

    And I realize everyone else doesn't talk this loud...I just couldn't have it any other way!

    Also, I thought about this the other day...I couldn't think of a last name that wasn't Italian that ended in a vowel...
    <---------------------Is special! :D

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