Sunday, March 25, 2007

Caution: Bimbo on Board


Here's a "Bimbo on Board" sticker in the rear window of a car. Oodles of Italian cars have these, because there are millions of bimbos in Italy.
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In Italian, bimbo (pronounced "BEEM-bo) is short for bambino, meaning child, in this case.
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Nonetheless, I still refuse to put this sticker on our car, even though we have three bimbi. I'd hate for an English-speaking tourist to see me driving by and assume that I'm the bimbo on board...

3 comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Good call, Natalie! There's probably not a lot of Americans traveling in the lanes next to you, but never hurts to protect oneself from becoming the brunt of laughter! :)

Natalie said...

I'd posted a comment here for you, Tina, but it looks like it's disappeared!

Anyway, you're right--especially in Trieste, where there aren't many tourists. But just to be on the safe side...;-)

Christy Lenzi said...

Heehee!