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    TonyTonyC

    [1]Nov 20, 2005
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    hi,

    i'd like to know the meaning of "faccia de gatz".
    i found this in #45 Everybody Hurts. Artie said into mirror.
    i think it's italian slang.
    does anyone know what it is?

    thaks
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    jekyll

    [2]Nov 23, 2005
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    I have looked, but can't find anything. "Faccia" I'm pretty sure means face, but I can't find "gatz" to mean anything in Italian.
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    TonyTonyC

    [3]Nov 23, 2005
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    hi jekyll,

    thank you for your reply.
    sometimes i really want to know the meaning of italian lines in sopranos. but generally, it's very hard to find out 'cos many of them are slang words. and also scripts which i see are often mistyped.

    but thank you anyway.
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    ddkl

    [4]Nov 30, 2005
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    I found this on the HBO website. I hope its helpful.

    http://www.hbo.com/sopranos/mobspeak/index.shtml
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    Giangio

    [5]Dec 9, 2005
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    it should mean D*** face... because for some reason on this show they say cazzo as gatz...
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    EnterTheTekken

    [6]Dec 10, 2005
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    "faccia" is a verb tense of "facere" which can mean either to do, to be, or to go.
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    Jayavarman

    [7]Jan 2, 2006
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    TonyTonyC wrote:
    hi,

    i'd like to know the meaning of "faccia de gatz".
    i found this in #45 Everybody Hurts. Artie said into mirror.
    i think it's italian slang.
    does anyone know what it is?

    thaks

    I am taking Italian classes now. I should get back to you in a few years. I suggest you do the same.
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    magicmo

    [8]Jun 5, 2006
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    ddkl wrote:
    I found this on the HBO website. I hope its helpful.

    http://www.hbo.com/sopranos/mobspeak/index.shtml


    Good find on that one. Fogettaboutit.
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    tlcisforever

    [9]Jun 6, 2006
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    What he probably said was "faccia di cazz" - In Italian-American talk, they often cut of the vowel on the end of the word, hence it sounding like "gatz"
    The word is "cazzo" which has multiple meaning in the Italian language. Faccia definantly means face.
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    Lukejc

    [10]Jun 6, 2006
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    it means Dick Head or Dick Face, at least thats how i understand it.
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    Johnnyjueves

    [11]Jun 7, 2006
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    Is that latin? Cos as far as I know to do is "fare", to be "essere" and to go "andare". Then again, I don't really know all that much about italian slang.
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    silvioStrippers

    [12]Jun 12, 2006
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    How about Moolanyan or Moolie??? What does that mean?
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    Supermeng

    [13]Jun 13, 2006
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    silvioStrippers wrote:
    How about Moolanyan or Moolie??? What does that mean?

    That's a derogatory term for black people (the italian equivalent of the N-word).
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    silvioStrippers

    [14]Jun 13, 2006
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    Why is that derogatory? Its odd.
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    Supermeng

    [15]Jun 14, 2006
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    Get real. Your racist jokes and innuendo aren't funny or appreciated.
    Edited on 06/14/2006 8:51am
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    silvioStrippers

    [16]Jun 14, 2006
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    Puleeeezeeee........................... Mr.PC!!!
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    Supermeng

    [17]Jun 16, 2006
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    You're playing dumb like you don't know how the N-word or it's variations in other languages are derogatory. Give me a break
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    banditaslt

    [18]Jun 16, 2006
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    Where you even found these words
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    madfit

    [19]Jun 21, 2006
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    [This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]
    Edited on 06/21/2006 2:07pm
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    sonique291

    [20]Jul 17, 2006
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    facia di cazz'-- facia: face - cazz' (cazzo) : balls    italians pronounce certain "g" sounds as "c", as in "rigot'" for riccotta(cheese), or "manigot'" for manicotti

    hope this helps

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