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Prolagus commented on the word ceci beans
Ceci = Italian for chickpeas (garbanzos).
September 18, 2008
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe": my pipe is a nest full of chickpeas.
chained_bear commented on the word ceci beans
Yes, I know that ceci beans is technically redundant, but this is how I grew up calling them, and it's what I write on my grocery list. :) I would rather call them cecis than anything else.
:-) You can read garbanzo beans on many cans, so why not ceci beans? By the way, how do you pronounce ceci?
Me personally? Or how does one say it? I say CHEH-chee.
BTW, Pro, is the singular version ceci in Italian? Or is it cece and ceci is plural?
September 19, 2008
bilby commented on the word ceci beans
Good question chai_bea. I defer to the experts because I've only ever heard it in the plural. Hard to make a good hommus from one pea!
Well... yeah, that's why I asked Pro. :)
Cece is the singular... by the way, this is also the etymology of Cicero's name ("chickpea nose").
Thanks for the info, Prolagus. :) In addition to being the etymology of "Cicero," it's also going to be the name of my next pet.
If it suits her, I mean.
Your pronunciation of ceci is correct*, chained_bear!
(*where correct means "the one native Italians use")
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