Friday, October 11, 2013

No Translation

Sorry, but I can't really translate these signs. I saw them in Venice, but they would mean something really unintended for a Livornese and probably for some other Tuscans.
Pasticceria Bar Puppa, calle del Spezier, Cannaregio, Venice
“Pasticceria Bar Puppa”, Calle del Spezier, Cannaregio, Venice

Ristorante da Mario alla Fava, calle dei Stagneri, San Marco, Venice
“Ristorante da Mario alla Fava”, Calle dei Stagneri, San Marco, Venice

11 comments:

Jack said...

Well, that is a mystery.

Michelle said...

hmmmmm......

Randy said...

Interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful signs! :)
Léia

Gunn said...

Pupp in Norwegian is probably not the same as puppa in Italian? I have to translate it.... :)

Luis Gomez said...

Hmm! Maybe a Roman friend can help here. ;)

JM said...

Oh... Please, do translate! I bet it's something nasty... LOL!

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha. I know what it can mean.

Dina said...

Wait, if I ask my Italian nun friend to explain the signs, will she be embarrassed?

VP said...

Dina - Probably, but it depends from which part of Italy she is from...

Karl Demetz said...

Dialects often are misunderstood from others :)