Bunga Bunga

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Bunga Bunga

Post by Massimo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:12 pm

While talking with Davide (the super student of Italian :D ), this term came out and I had to explain it in my own words, as it doesn't have an actual translation (some sort of neologism, that is).
Have you heard about it in your country? And if so, how would you actually translate it? Looking forward to your replies! :D
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Post by Peter » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:43 pm

I'd not heard of the idiotic phrase - by that I mean anything said by an idiot has to be idiotic! You may be interested in this article from the Beeb:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12325796, from which it is clear that it is not a new phrase - it was used by idiots many years ago!!!

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Post by umberto » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:05 pm

Bunga bunga is the saddest end of Italy’s most recent history. I hope people have learnt the lesson well: next time they’ll think twice before voting for Mr. “I do whatever I want”.

P.S.

Peter, I can’t read the article… page not found!!!

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Post by Massimo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:24 pm

You're definitely right Umberto! There are no words to express the shame!!
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Post by Davide » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:59 am

umberto wrote:Bunga bunga is the saddest end of Italy’s most recent history. I hope people have learnt the lesson well: next time they’ll think twice before voting for Mr. “I do whatever I want”.

P.S.

Peter, I can’t read the article… page not found!!!
There was a comma at the end of the article that shouldn't be there - this link will take you to the article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12325796

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Post by Ember » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:34 pm

umberto wrote:next time they’ll think twice before voting for Mr. “I do whatever I want”.
I envy your optimism...
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Post by Peter » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:35 pm

Ember wrote:
umberto wrote:next time they’ll think twice before voting for Mr. “I do whatever I want”.
I envy your optimism...
Cinica! Ma con ogni ragione... :x

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Post by Massimo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:11 pm

Ember wrote:
umberto wrote:next time they’ll think twice before voting for Mr. “I do whatever I want”.
I envy your optimism...
I'm afraid you're right Ember! By the way, how are you?
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Post by Ember » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:03 pm

I'm fine thank you! I'm pretty busy but I still read you all everyday ;)
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