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- noun hypercorrect Plural form of
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A Rove indictment on top of the NSA outrage, plus the CIA and HUD fiascos fiasci?
It was, after all, only 30 years ago that Italian wine was seen as nothing more than cheap plonk, wine that came in straw-covered bottles, the ubiquitous fiasci of so many college dorm rooms, and was confined, in the U.S. at least, to Italian restaurants with red and white checkered tablecloths.
Encircling the courtyard adjoining the house is a broad straw-shed or canopy, beneath which the crowd assembles, young and old, male and female, gathering round small tables, and discussing the _fiasci_ of Orvieto and toast.
(I used a Rioja this time out because I couldn’t find a Chianti that looked cheap and tough enough: all the Chiantis hereabouts seem to have gone upmarket — you can’t find one of those straw-wrapped fiasci any more.)