Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Is it Too Late to Get Adopted?

Tonight I took my father and grandfather (*) out to dinner to celebrate my new job. We went to the local Italian restaurant which, in my father's book, counts as "fancy." You know, plastic grapes and empty wine bottles hanging from the ceiling with a steady Dean Martin soundtrack. Very upscale.

When the server came to take our order, my father eyed her suspiciously and said, "What's guh-notchee?"


Jade said...

If this is the same "fancy" Italian place my folks used to take me to, the one with calzones the size of a small baseball field and pizza-ghetti on the menu (that's right folks... super-thick-crust-pizza with spaghetti as a topping) I don't think you have to worry about being mortified.

Gino said...

nothing nyucky about gnocci.
my nona made the best!

kr said...

OK, wiki didn't include this ... rumor has it that gnocchi means vagina. (Rumor = possible some Romans were pulling the leg of a gullible American) Although I hesitate to ask it--it would make your father's actions even more funny ;).

Anyone know?

Andy said...

What's a vagina?

Jade said...

Heh... google vagina and gnocchi... it's interesting. I didn't find anything saying gnocchi meant vagina other than a possible reference that one person uses "gnocchi" as a pet name.

rita gorr said...

Andy, this isn't the Sicilian half of the family, right?

PS - Showed all the broads at the library your blog, they think you're the cutest thing since books went paperback.

Gino said...

'gnocci' also means 'a stupid person'.
i did some lurking to find this.

i'll ask dad this weekend about the God's gift to (most) men, er... the vagina thing.

Jade said...

Gino - the way you phrased that, it makes it sound like you are wondering what a vagina is too?