Monday, March 27, 2006

Changing the Tune

The Joy of Knitting, an Italian blogger whose English is so perfect you’d swear you were reading an expatriate’s musings, has an excellent proposal:

What if PC meant practically cretinous instead of politically correct? It sounds better in Italian -- praticamente cretino -- but there you are. Can’t have everything.

Hey, this could catch on! As in “Daily Kos” is praticamente cretino.



Fausta said...

"Prácticamente cretino": Perfect in Spanish, too!

Dymphna said...

Come on, exile, can't you give us the French version? You're using the conservative college senior's form.

We need some creativity here!

Anyone have the Yiddish?