Sunday, September 18, 2011

Of Words: Figurati

One of my favourite words in any language is in Italian (another favourite I'll have to write about later).


In response to expressions of thanks, a person would respond, 'Figurati!' meaning something like 'Of course!' or 'No problem!'. There is something about the selflessness of the response; the word recalls the sentiment of benevolence, the pleasure of giving.

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