Friday, November 04, 2011

Bisbetica: My Word for the Day

Here's an Italian theatre company offering "un'opera di William Shakespeare, La bisbetica domata."


--Oh, bisbetica. Shrew. It's "The Taming of the Shrew." 

--Not a very common word. 

--No, not very common. But once in a while you'll hear an old Italian lady say of her dear friend--the one she has known since school days--"Oh, she's such a bisbetica." 

My language (and culture) lesson for the day.

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