The Roman dialect was singled out by poet Dante as the ugliest in all of Italy. The writer said it wasn't worthy of being described as a 'vulgar tongue' but was merely 'profanity'. In fact, some people call the dialect 'Romanaccio' (instead of the more formal 'Romanesco'), with the suffix 'accio' carrying negative connotations (a 'giornataccia' for example is 'a terrible day'). But there's a beauty to the language. Each word is spoken as if it's being savoured, and the insults are wonderfully creative. What's more, you'll need to understand it if you want to keep up with quick Roman chatter. To speak like a local, two starting points are to drop vowels at the starts of words and double up on consonants. For example, articles (that's un, uno and una) lose the 'u' and become 'n, 'no and 'na, while 'buono' becomes 'bonno' or 'bonn'. Another peculiarity is that 'l', when followed by a consonant, is pronounced like 'r' - so you're living 'la dorce vita'. READ ALSO: Aò … [Read more...] about Twelve dialect words to help you survive in Rome
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Michy Batshuayi to Crystal Palace on loan? Peter Crouch, 38, signs for Burnley til end of season Denis Suarez: who is he, what will he bring to Arsenal? Leicester loan Youri Tielemans from Monaco Newcastle break their transfer record for Miguel Almiron The January transfer window has closed, but the late news of note was looking likely to be the move of Michy Batshuayi to Crystal Palace on loan. As the window shut at 11pm, the Chelsea player, who has been on loan at Valencia, looked poised to join the Selhurst Park club. The paperwork has gone in but official confirmation is pending and an extension was given. Tottenham had been interested but Chelsea opted not to do business with a rival. It was one of a series of blanks for Spurs on a day in which they achieved the dubious honour of being the first club to go through consecutive Premier League transfer windows without a signing. Spurs fans watched as Arsenal secured the services of Denis Suarez, an … [Read more...] about Transfer deadline day 2019: full recap as Michy Batshuayi’s Crystal Palace loan deal goes down to the wire
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 05:30 30 January 2019 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans speaks to chief football writer Stuart Watson. Picture: LAURA MACLEOD Archant Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has given his first face-to-face, on-the-record interview with an independent media organisation – 11 years after buying the club. Here’s what he had to say to the EADT and Ipswich Star’s chief football writer STUART WATSON. Marcus Evans' interview with chief football writer Stuart Watson is his first face-to-face intervuew with an independent media organisation. Picture: LAURA MACLEODQ: Why speak out more now? You’ve done more with the club website over the last year. Why are you doing this interview with us now?A: I used to put something in the programme at least once a season, maybe twice. Then we did the video in the summer. I tried for those club interviews to be slightly no holds barred anyway. I said ‘look, if … [Read more...] about Marcus Evans big interview: Ipswich Town owner’s first face-to-face interview with independent media
Peter King/NBC Sports ENCINO, Calif. — Sean McVay said he’d be leaving his home for work Saturday at 4:15 a.m., Insane Standard Time. But there he was, on Coughlin Time, at 4:10, opening his Range Rover driver-side door in this silent neighborhood in the hills north of Los Angeles. “I felt bad about you waiting out here,” said McVay, perky even two hours before dawn. Truth is, I had no idea if he’d be on time or a half-hour early for our date, a ride to his office on the last day of Super Bowl LIII preparation at the Rams’ home base. So I got to his place at 3:30 and waited. McVay, about to be the youngest coach in Super Bowl history (he turned 33 last Thursday), is so excited about his job, it’s hard for him to sleep. On this night, he got about four-and-a-half hours. “I gotta do better,” he said. “Big week coming up.” For the Rams, Super Bowl week is a stunning culmination of the franchise turnaround executed by the … [Read more...] about FMIA—Driving The 101 With Sean McVay: On Texting Belichick, Trusting Goff and the Plan for Super Bowl 53
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?