The Green “Italian” Power 2014
The Italian connection
I have worn a French cap, a Canadian cap and a Dutch cap before on races. Today was the first time I wore an Italian cap. I chose to be “Giuseppe” for the day — my injured teammate who gave me his bib which allowed me to participate in the Green Power 25km run. So, I was proud to be Italiano for the day. I just had some teething problems with my newfound identity:
(1) I don’t even know how to pronounce Giuseppe. Some say you have to say the “e” at the end (Ju-se-pi) whereas others recommend dropping the “e” (Ju-se-p). Which is the right way? Solo Dio Lo Sa! (Only God knows) Also, all the fine things that Italy is known for, like Expressos and fine coffee, well, I don’t even drink coffee! Heck, I don’t even know how to say ‘thank you’ in Italian.
But, worry not, I got away wearing my French cap last year without knowing any French whatsoever. And, trust me, my Italian pronunciation beats my French pronunciation any day! For instance, I didn’t even know that Benoit was to be pronounced Ben-wah. I always thought it was to be Read more