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Ice-T Knows About Sticazzi

26 Jan

Dear readers, if you’ve been with me for a while, then you know I hold a very special place in my heart for the Italian word “sticazzi.” It literally would translate to something like “these big dicks.” That’s kind of vulgar, I know. But then again, so is a lot of what goes on in Roman dialect. Sticazzi I like to view as a whole sort of life philosophy, taught to me by the Romans I’ve lived among for over a decade now. I dearly heart Roman dialect poet G.G. Belli, born in 1791, who expounded prolifically on the joys of this existential universal truth, one that I lovingly like to refer to as The “Who Gives a Flying F” Philosophy of Life.

But you know, universal truths are, after all, universal, aren’t they? And that’s how I ended up finding out that even Ice-T knows of the sheer genius behind the concept of sticazzi. Thank you to the incredibly talented writer Susannah Breslin and her blog for bringing this little gem to my attention.

Oh, yeah, and before you watch—I should warn you. Sticazzi is a nifty, fancy-shmancy Italian pretty-sounding way to say “fuck it.” So, you know, you’re going to hear the F bomb a wee bit if you watch this video. If that’s a problem for you, well, forewarned is forearmed. And also, might I add, stigrandissimicazzi.

 

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6 Responses to “Ice-T Knows About Sticazzi”

  1. tracie p January 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    that’s great! i see a new career for ice-t: montivational/insirational speaker! watch out tony robbins…

  2. Un'americana a Roma January 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I would totally go to an Ice T motivational seminar over Tony Robbins, any day. Just God please don’t let Ice T end up on some cheesy 30 min. infomercial. If that happens, I will lose faith in the universe itself.

  3. gillaf1@yahoo.com January 26, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    I only know Long Island Ice Tea!

  4. Travel Information January 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Ice-T or sticazzi has a wrong impression on normal reader but it is inspiring others to go for untouched domain of creativity. Their are many other thing to do in Rome or Italy that I find in a Travel Guide beside this Ice-T

  5. Enzo January 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    My best compliments, your efforts to learn our ruthless dialect are incredible. 😉

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