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Debaser
18-08-2005, 10:52:40
Is Giovanna a boy's name or a girl's name?

mr.G
18-08-2005, 10:53:47
boy, it's Italian for John

Gramercy Riffs
18-08-2005, 10:54:28
Either

mr.G
18-08-2005, 10:54:35
http://www.worldfitnessfederation.de/nabba/frame1/s_u-giovanna.jpg

Funko
18-08-2005, 10:54:41
Giovanni would be the boys name, I think Giovanna is the plural.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 10:57:18
Are you joking? Plural of a name?

mr.G
18-08-2005, 10:57:51
yaaay if you call your sons giovanni 1, giovanni 2 and giovanni 3, and you need them to come home for dinner you can yell: "Giovanna Diner is ready"

Oerdin
18-08-2005, 10:59:00
I don't know anything about Italian but in Spanish if it ends with an "A" then it's a woman's name.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 11:01:04
Yeah, I'm 99% sure Giovanni is the boys name and Giovanna the girls

Gary
18-08-2005, 11:04:25
Could you stop posting pictures of your mother Mr. G. Please use the Photo forum for family snaps.

Fistandantilus
18-08-2005, 11:05:48
Originally posted by Funko
Giovanni would be the boys name, I think Giovanna is the plural.

LOL

Nills is right.

mr.G
18-08-2005, 11:06:36
Originally posted by Gary
Could you stop posting pictures of your mother Mr. G. Please use the Photo forum for family snaps. my mum will kick you in the face

Funko
18-08-2005, 11:06:55
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Are you joking? Plural of a name?

Yes, my bad jokes are multi-lingual.

MoSe
18-08-2005, 11:18:52
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
LOL

Nills is right.

yeah, I can't be caught working for 30 minutes that here the brits drift off with any kind of wild assumptions!!! :lol:

Debaser
18-08-2005, 11:20:28
So it's a girls name? Y/N

MoSe
18-08-2005, 11:21:49
Originally posted by Oerdin
I don't know anything about Italian but in Spanish if it ends with an "A" then it's a woman's name.

indeed, usually.

Of course there are exceptions.

For instance, you have Andrea, Nicola, Luca which are masculine names.

Gary
18-08-2005, 11:22:49
Originally posted by mr.G
my mum will kick you in the face My dad's bigger than your dad :p

Debaser
18-08-2005, 11:23:52
Originally posted by MoSe
For instance, you have Andrea, Nicola... which are masculine names.

Haha, you big gaylords.

MoSe
18-08-2005, 11:24:28
Originally posted by Debaser
So it's a girls name? Y/N

Yes it's a girl!
Now tell us, WHO is this Giovanna you have to meet? You know her from the internet, and wanted to make sure her gender?
:lol:

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 11:27:36
:lol:

yeah he's been cybering again i guess

'yeah debaser i want to put my big dick...err i mean your big dick in your...err i mean my...'

MoSe
18-08-2005, 11:30:38
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Are you joking? Plural of a name?

why, what's wrong in that?

For instance:

How many Mikes do you know?

Should Charles reign, would he be 'Charles I', or has there been a dinasty of Charleses before him on England's throne?

However, Giovanni is a peculiar masculine singular ending in 'i', thus its plural would be the same. Should Debaser meet SEVERAL girls named Giovanna instead, they would be "le Giovanne di Debaser" (Debaser's Janes)

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 11:35:02
Interesting, it's just that with a name you should never change the actuall name to create a plural.

i.e. it's "many Mikes, not many Meeks"

At leat this applies in English

mr.G
18-08-2005, 11:36:12
Originally posted by Gary
My dad's bigger than your dad :p damn you gary, i'll bet he is cause mine died exacltly 363 days ago

Debaser
18-08-2005, 11:36:14
I got an email from a person called Giovanna in Turin. They asked for an EP by me and Gramercy's band.

I just wanted to know how many badges to include (ie: loads for pretty Italian ladies, none for lady haired, chainsmoking Italian men)

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 11:37:54
i'm impressed! how did they get to hear about you?

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 11:39:25
A misgooglisation whilst looking for a "Free Palestine campaign website"

Funko
18-08-2005, 11:39:45
That's pretty strange coming from someone as widely traveled as you. Other languages have different rules on plurals.

We add an S and in Italian the vowel at the end of the word changes.

masculine noun endings
sing->plural
o -> i
a -> i
e -> i

Feminine nouns
a -> e
e -> i

Fistandantilus
18-08-2005, 11:40:20
K_G don't push too much or he'll realize "Giovanna" is you in disguise.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 11:41:07
Oh yeah, you're right I don't really know what I'm talking about (I suspect a minor ear infection has somehow made it too my brain...)

Funko
18-08-2005, 11:41:35
:beer:

Funko
18-08-2005, 11:41:59
Although it's a long way from your ear to your groin...

Debaser
18-08-2005, 11:44:01
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
i'm impressed! how did they get to hear about you?

No idea, though I suspect MySpace...

mr.G
18-08-2005, 11:44:49
BIG EARS?

Gary
18-08-2005, 11:47:52
Originally posted by mr.G
damn you gary, i'll bet he is cause mine died exacltly 363 days ago Sorry to hear, but I'm ahead of you by about 16 years.

MoSe
18-08-2005, 11:55:31
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Interesting, it's just that with a name you should never change the actuall name to create a plural.

i.e. it's "many Mikes, not many Meeks"

At leat this applies in English


what do you mean, "change the name"?

You just apply your language plural form.

bike's plural is bikes, so Mike's plural is Mikes.

In italian antenna's plural is antenne, and Giovanna's plural is Giovanne

If in english bike's plural was beeks, then Mike's plural would indeed be Meeks, and it would sound just as natural to you

mr.G
18-08-2005, 11:56:43
Originally posted by Gary
Sorry to hear, but I'm ahead of you by about 16 years. THEN MINE IS DEF. BIGGERRRRR

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 11:59:53
Originally posted by MoSe
what do you mean, "change the name"?

You just apply your language plural form.

bike's plural is bikes, so Mike's plural is Mikes.

In italian antenna's plural is antenne, and Giovanna's plural is Giovanne

If in english bike's plural was beeks, then Mike's plural would indeed be Meeks, and it would sound just as natural to you

Yeah, as I said I don't really know what I'm on about! Think I'm in dire need of some lunch...

You say Giovanna I say Giovanni, let's call the whole thing off.

MoSe
18-08-2005, 12:07:04
Originally posted by Debaser
I got an email from a person called Giovanna in Turin. ...how many badges to include (ie: loads for pretty Italian ladies...

hhmmm.... hhhhmmmm.....
no, for how much I try, I think I've never met any girl named Giovanna who was actually pretty, with a name like that ;)

Maria Giovanna instead (Mary Jane) it's quite promising.

Beware, we also had a male skier in the '70s whose FAMILY name (not first name) was Pietrogiovanna (i.e like Mike Peterjanes), so...

MoSe
18-08-2005, 12:09:41
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Yeah, as I said I don't really know what I'm on about! Think I'm in dire need of some lunch...

You say Giovanna I say Giovanni, let's call the whole thing off.

????
you're the only one who got it right in the first place, how did it end this sour? :lol:

BTW on this matter it wouldn't be "as we say", but "as it is"... Go get some lunch, definitely! I'll skip as I'm obese...

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 12:18:11
harr harr. No I must resist until 1, otherwise there will be too much of the afternoon left to bear thinking about.

Debaser
18-08-2005, 12:42:12
Originally posted by MoSe
hhmmm.... hhhhmmmm.....
no, for how much I try, I think I've never met any girl named Giovanna who was actually pretty,

Aren't all Italian girls pretty??? Someone's lied to me...

Fistandantilus
18-08-2005, 12:52:08
Must be the same person who told me english girls are ugly.

Do not trust him.

MoSe
18-08-2005, 12:52:57
well if you hold Camilla for comparison....

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 13:29:17
only at an equestrian beauty contest

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 14:04:22
Yeah, she's the kind of mare who if you wanted a blow job you'd wrench her mouth open and inspect her teeth fiirst.

Drekkus
18-08-2005, 23:53:57
Originally posted by Debaser
Aren't all Italian girls pretty??? Someone's lied to me... Pretty hairy.

Fistandantilus
19-08-2005, 00:03:06
Originally posted by Drekkus
Pretty hairy.

there actually is a saying about that..

Drekkus
19-08-2005, 00:17:06
How does that go?

mr.G
19-08-2005, 07:51:45
It is scary but italian girls are pretty hairy?

Drekkus
19-08-2005, 08:56:23
"Italian girls are pretty hairy"

mr.G
19-08-2005, 08:58:08
"Italian girls are pretty dirty hairy"


do you feel lucky.............punk

Drekkus
19-08-2005, 09:05:04
And you ask yourself, did she shave, or not...

MoSe
19-08-2005, 10:20:31
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
there actually is a saying about that..

I hadn't read this sequence of posts before writing the same in the other thread :lol:

actually we have TWO sayings, one specifically about moustached girls

Nills Lagerbaak
19-08-2005, 10:36:17
There were four razors in the packet, and in all the excitement, I can't remember how many I used

Originally posted by Drekkus
And you ask yourself, did she shave, or not...

Drekkus
19-08-2005, 11:34:42
Originally posted by MoSe
I hadn't read this sequence of posts before writing the same in the other thread :lol:

actually we have TWO sayings, one specifically about moustached girls So what are the sayings then?

MoSe
19-08-2005, 11:53:09
one is in the "scary" thread

the other says literally

"moustached girl, always appreciated"
(donna baffuta sempre piaciuta)

King_Ghidra
19-08-2005, 13:32:32
why?!?!

MoSe
19-08-2005, 13:36:49
because

As a kid I thought it was our great-grands' tradition...

or maybe we're all closet homos

Drekkus
19-08-2005, 14:08:58
:lol:

Greg W
19-08-2005, 14:11:47
You all like to look like your mommas when you grow your first fuzz?

King_Ghidra
19-08-2005, 14:13:15
as long as papa can tell who's who when he comes home

Greg W
19-08-2005, 14:15:08
Well, you never know with those Italians...

Venom
19-08-2005, 16:25:35
Time for a joke.

Why do Italians wear gold necklaces?

So they know where to stop shaving.

mr.G
19-08-2005, 17:23:26
:lol:

Fistandantilus
19-08-2005, 17:46:17
:lol:

MoSe
22-08-2005, 08:38:48
that's a great idea, and I who always loathed necklaces, I betrayed my own fatherlan heritage and legacy...

but, would it work for my back too, when I trim my neck hair??????

Gary
22-08-2005, 09:07:45
Only if you have eyes at the back of your head.

MoSe
22-08-2005, 09:50:29
I have mirrors

Venom
22-08-2005, 13:12:07
It would work for your back. That's the beauty of circular shiny things that you drape around your neck. They go all the way around your neck.

Lurker the Second
22-08-2005, 13:22:19
Like Funko's famed pearl necklace.