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reesetee commented on the word scustumato
A dialect version (I assume) of "scostumato," Italian for "immoral." Although I don't think that's really what my mom wanted to call us. Most likely, she was just emphasizing our utter rudeness (see maleducato). :-)
October 24, 2007
bilby commented on the word scustumato
Did it sound like shcustumato?
November 1, 2008
No, no "H" that I heard. Why do you ask?
November 2, 2008
Prolagus commented on the word scustumato
Scostumato means, literally, bad-mannered. Are you? :-)
Oh, not now, Pro--I'm always very well-mannered. ;-) But I may have been on occasion when I was a child.
Just trying to place it on my dialect map.
Ah. And have you? (Curious myself now.) My mom's family hails from Abruzzo, if that's any help.
November 3, 2008
I would have guessed southern Italy, not west coast. By southern I mean south of the Rimini-La Spezia isogloss. So we're in the ballpark, er, campo di gioco.
Southern = South of La Spezia?! That's... unexpected, at least!
That was how Professoressa Ventura put it to us in Italian Phonetics class.
She was probably from Sondrio.
Southwest Italy :-)
Even worse, she was trying to call all Italy South! :-)
(Obviously, I'm not doubting the validity of such a concept...)
*stands nearby and listens carefully*
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