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  •  I'm Irish mongrel (1+ / 0-)
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    but one of my first clients (and longest lasting) is Italian and I learned all the "idioms" via a New Haven dialect.  I'd say some folks here are cafones (I have pronounced it gavones) and stunods (easily pronounced by anyone).

    For the Irish -- it is generally the nasty drunk at the wake.  

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:34:11 AM PDT

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    •  Well said. "Gavone" and "stunods" (more like (0+ / 0-)

      "stunnAD" to me) I heard growing up. There's also "Jamoke"
      and "Jabones."

      I know a big Irish ex-football player who used to talk up the
      IRA. Once I got into an argument with him on another matter and I said, "I bet you're a nasty drunk." He said, "I'm the guy who winds up blubbering and telling everybody how much I love them." Reminded me of my late brother-in-law.

      "They come, they come To build a wall between us We know they won't win."--Crowded House, "Don't Dream It's Over."

      by Wildthumb on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 10:13:20 AM PDT

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