Scalia Watching Too Many Sopranos Reruns
04.03.2006 07:39 | DISPATCHES
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has attained a position as high as any Italian-American in the US government. You’d think he’d thus be extra-vigilant about reinforcing stereotypes about his people. . .
In "Photographer: Herald got it right" Marie Szaniszlo of The Boston Herald, quotes Peter Smith, the Boston University assistant photojournalism professor who made the shot.
"The judge paused for a second, then looked directly into my lens and said, "To my critics, I say, 'Vaffanculo,' punctuating the comment by flicking his right hand out from under his chin."
As you may be aware, the Italian flair extends to its slang. One has only to consult the Alternative Italian Dictionary for a sense of not only its flair but its precision. Some examples:
ingoio deglutition* of sperm during [fellatio]. As in "Marta, come on, I want [good fellatio] with 'ingoio'."
And of course the venerable and, now, thanks to Scalia, more famous than ever:
spagnola To f**k someone between the breasts; literally: "do a Spanish thing."
Tarzanello Twisted knot of [rectal hair and excrement].
vaffanculo f**k off (standard expression for disagreeing strongly).