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I'm just loving this story. Apparently the ill-fated cruise ship's captain's boss has become a metaphor for anti-"Berlusconismo", his salty epithet already a popular T-shirt slogan in Italy. It has been 'cleaned up' as 'get on board, damn it!' The word in question is an f-word roughly equivalent to 'prick'.

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I saw a similar article yesterday. Maybe Italy's economic woes will be stopped by the sale of T shirts!


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Does anyone know what the word in question is?

BTW, I love that adjective salty.
 
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Does anyone know what the word in question is?

The word in question is cazzo. It maps pretty well to 'prick' as B35 said. But cazzo does not refer to the captain. It's more of an intensifier: "Get the fuck on board!" might be a translation ...


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Interesting...when I put it into Google Translate, it translates as "dick."
 
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Originally posted by Kalleh:
Interesting...when I put it into Google Translate, it translates as "dick."

Google being an American program I'm surprised it doesn't translate as "Richard" or "rooster"Wink


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