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  • His wife used to say, How much is it gonna cost me to listen to this cafone play his fiddle?

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  • The undesirable element in Italian emigration is not furnished by the illiterate cafone, who has given — and continues to give — actual value to lands in the United States, but rather, by ungodly educated emigrants who use their unfortunate fellow-countrymen, as well as the native of his class, for their own ends.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • More often than not you'll get out of more tickets complimenting the cafone on his shiny boots than you will by arguing your case for speeding.

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  • And as hard as it may be to exercise self-control, it's often the only way to deal with a cafone holding the throne.

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  • alas, cafonaggine is very common in italy, as well as menefreghismo... :-(

    September 10, 2008

  • *snort*

    August 19, 2008

  • I remember a note placed by my neighbour on a car that had parked across his driveway:
    "Ma lei e' un gran' cafone ..."

    August 19, 2008

  • 1872 Old & New Aug. 232/2 When we lose ourselves in the abandoned plains or uncared-for forests of the Capitanate, and hear suddenly the shot of the Cafone or of the Mafioso,emwe begin to realize perhaps that a great danger will arise for us.

    August 19, 2008