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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15130 on: October 11, 2017, 09:04:09 pm »
Hear, hear. I'm not Italian but was married to one and have an Italian last name. Didn't Columbus sail under the Spanish flag, anyway?
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15131 on: October 11, 2017, 10:38:34 pm »
Hear, hear. I'm not Italian but was married to one and have an Italian last name. Didn't Columbus sail under the Spanish flag, anyway?

In my years in Philadelphia I've seen the Columbus Day Parade shrink. It used to close all of South Broad Street. Now it's just down in South Philadelphia, which still has a number of Italian neighborhoods. It's as though it's become an Italian thing.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15132 on: October 12, 2017, 02:39:31 pm »
In my years in Philadelphia I've seen the Columbus Day Parade shrink. It used to close all of South Broad Street. Now it's just down in South Philadelphia, which still has a number of Italian neighborhoods. It's as though it's become an Italian thing.

Which seems fine. In Minnesota they have a holiday called St. Urho's Day. It's not a legal holiday, but it kind of competes with St. Patrick's Day. It commemorates some Scandinavian guy, and not being Scandinavian I can't get too into it. It's not widely celebrated, anyway -- it's not like everybody runs out and eats lutefisk and drinks Aquavit on SUD.


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15133 on: October 12, 2017, 04:49:29 pm »
Which seems fine. In Minnesota they have a holiday called St. Urho's Day. It's not a legal holiday, but it kind of competes with St. Patrick's Day. It commemorates some Scandinavian guy, and not being Scandinavian I can't get too into it. It's not widely celebrated, anyway -- it's not like everybody runs out and eats lutefisk and drinks Aquavit on SUD.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Urho

Apparently St. Urho's Day has something in common with International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15134 on: October 12, 2017, 07:03:45 pm »
I'm hearing a lot of Italians  say that it's "their day" to celebrate their heritage.

I want to say that if it were true, it  would be "Italian" day, not Columbus Day.


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15135 on: October 12, 2017, 10:09:57 pm »
I'm hearing a lot of Italians  say that it's "their day" to celebrate their heritage.

I want to say that if it were true, it  would be "Italian" day, not Columbus Day.

There is a separate festival for that here. It centers in and around our famous Italian Market.

(Which seems to be rapidly becoming more Asian than Italian.)
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15136 on: October 13, 2017, 09:58:56 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Urho

Apparently St. Urho's Day has something in common with International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

 ;D

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I never paid it much attention one way or another. It's not even a big deal with actual festivities or anything -- just something I'd heard about over the years. When I wrote the previous post, I wasn't even sure how to spell it.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15137 on: October 14, 2017, 10:30:36 pm »
There is a separate festival for that here. It centers in and around our famous Italian Market.


Yes, in this area there is an annual San Gennaro festival.


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15138 on: October 18, 2017, 10:55:08 am »
Hiya Bettermost friends!

Been home from work  the  past few days.  I took Monday off as a "mental health" day, and then Monday evening suddenly developed a bladder infection.

::)

End result was  no work yesterday or today, but I will go back tomorrow,  I'm feeling much better  now.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15139 on: October 18, 2017, 11:34:35 am »
Monday evening suddenly developed a bladder infection.

::)

End result was  no work yesterday or today, but I will go back tomorrow,  I'm feeling much better  now.

Oh, ouch!  :(

Glad you're feeling better.  :)
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