Saturday, July 30, 2005

The belly of a woman

Vincenzo has taught me a new phrase - "femina panze". It means woman's belly - but more than that, it means the center of feminine strength. While most of Italian is filled with dicks - il cazo (pronounce it kahtzo with emphasis on the 'zo') - for emphasis and immediacy (Que cazo fai? means "What the fuck are you doing?"), the femina panza represents the secret and the source of a woman's power. How lovely.