NJ is summed up in this quote. You are excluded from dinner, then. beat up the beat (v.)—to pound the dance floor of a nightclub with one's fist in a circle with one's friends and slowly rise up to a full standing position, Example: "We're beating up the beat—that's what we say when we're doing our fist pump. "I always say, 'Stay in the positive,' and I wish everybody love and light," she explains, despite mockery from her fellow castmates. Arriving at Seaside Heights with her belongings in large black trash bags, the prickly princess from Staten Island did not exactly hit it off with her castmates. "—Sammi "Sweetheart," Jersey Shore, Kim (n.)—the name of many women who live in New Jersey over the age of 40. You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. Originally from Wedding Crashers, a stage five clinger tends to refer to a girl, not necessarily a guidette, who calls, texts, and even runs into her crush multiple times after one chance meeting.  Although MTV removed the term from some promotions, it remains closely associated with the show, and some of the cast members use it regularly to describe themselves while the females sometimes refer to themselves as a "guidette. Example: "Tanya and I, you know, we're vibin'. New Jersey words. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore. Though her youngest child pleads, "Get the nice ham for food, and the cheap ham for the game," Mama Manzo is not a fan. fabulicious (adj. creep (v.)—to hit on girls ( see also, vibe).  This spurred objections from Italian-American organizations such as Unico National, NIAF, the Order Sons of Italy in America, and the Internet watchdog organization ItalianAware. Clearly, ham brings out the fun in everyone.  Although some Italians self-identify as "guidos", the term is often considered derogatory or an ethnic slur. In the New York - New Jersey area in particular, many people of Italian-American descent have developed their own version of Italian slang, that I'll call N'Italian. She has a sick body. That's my style," he told Life and Style. Seemingly, all are applicable. Example: "Let me tell you something about my family, we're as thick as thieves. Example: "I necessarily didn't want to bring back any zoo creatures whatsoever. You know about blowouts and T-shirt time, but the third season of Jersey Shore brought us a new lexicon. When everyone's favorite tiny Jersey Shore housemate is Snookin' for love, she has her eye on a particular type of guy—who has the tan to match hers and muscles to sweep her off her feet. Originally, the term was used as a demeaning term for Italian-Americans in general. "—the unintentionally hilarious Angelina, Jersey Shore, vibe (v.)—to be attracted to another person ( see also, creep). Chris Manzo, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, gorilla (n.)—an extremely muscular man. , The word "guido" is derived from the European given name "Guido", originally the Italian version of the French given name Guy. New York City, specifically Manhattan, in the late 19 th Century. She's a cool girl. I didn't know what to do. Example: "The only thing I regret about that night was pushing Kim G., because she is an older woman, and I do respect the elderly. )—to be and have the hottest of the hot and trendiest of the trendy. Although some Yiddish speakers may be familiar with the term "bubby" as another name for a Jewish grandmother, these TV Italian-American princesses refer to boobs as "bubbies," often in relation to implants. These broads probably smelled the food at the house. "To my knowledge, there really isn't a guido culture up there," J-WOWW recently told Rolling Stone. TIL the Italian words widely used in New Jersey differ greatly from mainstream Italian today not because of bad "copying" but because the words came from people speaking an Italian dialect that subsequently died out in Italy. Caroline, the matriarch of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is usually up for some fun and a good laugh—despite her aforementioned disgust for the ham game. Example: "Ronnie is at the club, hooking up with grenades—that is, bigger, ugly chicks—and also landmines, which is a thin, ugly chick, and loving life. Down The Shore. 25 Italian Slang Words to Help You Hit a Bullseye with Your Slangshot! Get a year of Beast Inside for only $19.99, Check out more of the latest entertainment, fashion, and culture coverage on Sexy Beast—photos, videos, features, and Tweets. 13 slang words every New ... prosciutt, etc., because all New Yorkers are also a little bit Italian ... this is a scathing commentary on anyone obviously in the city from Long Island or New Jersey. "—Caroline, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Example: "I really don't want to cheat, like, seriously, I don't want to. Or were his abs "The Situation"? New Yorkers using Italian words will often drop the final vowel. In the Season 2 premiere, the jacked reality-TV star goes on to explain that "busted" girls come in all shapes and sizes when you're in the line of fire. Example: "My ideal man would be Italian, dark, muscles, juice head, guido. Duarte. “The Sopranos” — the drama about families of mobsters in suburban Jersey — premiered on HBO 20 years ago this week. pound (v.)—to have aggressive sexual intercourse. First, we start off banging the ground. Don’t be a "fugazi"—The Daily Beast has a glossary of key terms. For fans of the viral video " My New Haircut," this hairstyle was made popular by DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore. "Have you ever been to the supermarket? "One girl started charging me like a fucking hippo," she says of her unintentional trip to the zoo. While the acting of smushing and pounding may seem synonymous, this is actually the more gentle lovemaking that goes down on Jersey Shore. Example: "I want to get breast implants, but my husband is more of an ass guy and he loves my bubbies. "—DJ Pauly D, Jersey Shore. Those words and phrases that are a little Italian, a little American, and a little slang. "—Snooki, Jersey Shore. Tall, completely jacked, steroids, like multiple growth hormones. situation (n.)—a defined six-pack. When Snooki suggests The Situation's lady friend's friends leave their humble abode, things get a little hairy. ( see also, juice head), Jersey Shore's J-WOWW would like to personally welcome all jungle creatures into her den.  In other areas, terms such as "Cugine" (Brooklyn), "Mario" (Chicago) and "Gino" (Toronto) have a meaning similar to guido. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore, pouf (n.)—a female hairstyle in which a large portion of hair is raised at the crown of one's head and secured with a banana clip. But the slang Italian term came up on this season's The Real Housewives of New Jersey when Teresa's husband, Joe, who's been hit by the economy, doesn't know how he'll be able to buy her a gift for their impending 10th anniversary. Example: "Down here at the Shore, one minute you got three girls in the Jacuzzi. Sometimes, those who have experience battling will do back flips, regardless of revealing undergarments. Granted, some of the slang is a pretty brutal bastardization of la bella lingua, but, I grew up with them so they are near and dear to my heart. Later in the season, the grenade The Situation and Pauly D encountered reemerged, but this time, with a "grenade launcher," a bigger and stronger version of the grenade—it's a hierarchy of attractiveness. "You stalked my whole entire life. So for example if someone says, “thank you for the coffee” a correct response would be the Italian slang Figurati. If you'd like, for the dénouement, scream something at the top of your lungs that only a dog could hear. "Is that fake Louis Vuitton? As the inebriated reality-TV show star says in the first episode of Season 1, "I felt like eating ham and drinking water… Ham [she shows it to the camera while making a raspberry noise." Next minute, somebody's in jail and you have to bail them out. Fishermen of Italian descent were often called "Guidos" in medieval times. What it usually means: A river in eastern New York, that rises in the Adirondack Mountains and flows south for 350 miles into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. thick as thieves (adj. What is that, a sundress?" love and light (n.)—a mantra about giving and receiving positivity in the universe. A not so nice word for Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark and New York-area residents who "infiltrate" the Jersey Shore during the summer. Yes. Online. American Italian is an Italian-American pidgin language developed in the early 20th century by Italian immigrants settling in American cities and metropolitan areas, especially in New York and New Jersey. Or ( n.) the name of a man with a defined six-pack. You have to get a little color if you're gonna go to the beach. “I apologize for rear ending your brand new Maserati.” “Figurati.” Okay, so maybe one wouldn’t be so kind. "Mozzarella'' becomes "mozzarell," for example. –Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore, grenade launcher (n.)—a bigger and stronger version of the grenade, synonymous with hippo ( see, grenade), GTL (n.)—the acronym for the guido way of life, which stands for gym, tanning, laundry. But if you're going to hand me a bottle of freaking SoCo, something just comes over me; I just go crazy. I never had school on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. "I came down here for college, and I had a boyfriend that was severely into it, and that's how I got accustomed to it. ("Come into my trah," is it?) )—the way an Italian family and surrounding friends bond with each other. But when it comes to those closest to her, she is drop… dead… serious. This is the Italian equivalent to when we say “no worries.” It essentially means it’s nothing, or don’t worry about it. Clearly, she meant cleanly, but perhaps she inhaled too much Windex? "—Jacqueline, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, calamad (n.)—another pronunciation for calamari, the Italian name for squid, which is often served fried at Italian restaurants, Example: "People were tryin' to eat their frickin' calamad and she was, like, screaming. And then, the last thing that you need to take care of is the outfit, OK? This adjectival phrase is how Jersey Shore's Pauly D describes his personal and unique (at least, outside of Long Island, Staten Island, and New Jersey) look. Jersey Shore's J-WOWW also has a fondness for cold cuts—but more so in a drunken state. From IT. ... How to speak New Jersey restaurant Italian - … It's also the site where Vinny nearly contracted pinkeye and where most major romantic eruptions occurred. Albie, 24, Lauren, 22, and Christopher, 21, partake in the spontaneous pastime of chucking deli meats at each other's faces, until their tough-as-nails mother, Caroline, gives them a look and expresses her disapproval. However, in Season 1 of Jersey Shore, Vinny was both vibing and creeping on Tanya, whom he later learned was his boss and landlord's woman. ( see also, grenade launcher and landmine). As far as I know, everybody loves The Situation, and if you don't love The Situation, I'm gonna make you love The Situation." "When you go into battle, you need to have some friends with you, so that just in case a grenade gets thrown at you, you know, one of your buddies takes it first," he explained. There is no single "Jersey" accent -- there's a typical North Jersey accent (listen to actor Joe Pesci for a good example), a typical South Jersey accent (which is very similar to, but more southern-sounding than, the Philadelphia, PA accent), and a whole range of accents between the two. Example: "I'm not touching one dish because I cooked a crazy meal…You know what? Archived. ", Example: "I dance because it's something inside of me. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore (aka the founder of the still-catching-on ritual of BPB). Tony Soprano’s requests for “gabagool” were most likely met with a bit of confusion, but a lot of curiosity. compare = buddy. When she tried to explain that she is skeeved out by the idea of living in a home that's already been lived in, she coins the term "cleansy" and the accompanying noun, "cleansiness." Used in most (but not all) parts of the state. The American Mafia has a unique lexicon. "—Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore. New Jersey slang. ( see also, blowout), The higher the hair, the closer to God—this appears to be the mantra Jersey Shore's Snooki was following when boosting up her hair, whether at the beach, going tanning, or hunting for juice heads. Formally known as capicola, gabagool is by no means the most trendy or popular of the Italian cold cuts, but it is the most fun to say. The Italian words widely used in New Jersey… July 19, 2016 Weirdo The Italian words widely used in New Jersey differ greatly from mainstream Italian today not because of bad “copying” but because the words came from people speaking an Italian dialect that subsequently died out in Italy. We start hooking up a little bit. zoo creature (n.)—a synonym for grenade launcher. But the slang Italian term came up on this season's The Real Housewives of New Jersey when Teresa's husband, Joe, who's been hit by the economy, doesn't know how he'll be able to buy her a … Jimmies You might just call them sprinkles, but in South Jersey we know that the sweet bits of candy you … His friend offers him a simple Italian solution. But let's allow The Situation to explain the essentially religious ritual of GTL: "You know, I like to look very fresh and mint when I go out, so you know, everything goes into it. smush (v.)—to have sex with, ideally involving a guido and a guidette. ( see also, gorilla). If only The Situation was as much of a ladies' man as he is a wordsmith. I know what real pizza tastes like, and I know that a bagel is much more than a fuckin' roll with a hole in the middle. The popularity of this word stems from The Sopranos, an HBO TV show about the New Jersey mafia. When Jersey Shore began, Mike "The Situation" made his now-signature nickname awfully confusing—was he "The Situation"? The New York Times had an interesting article about Italian dialects, but the link will be unavailable in about two days. We made up our own language! There's nothing responsible about the ham game. "—Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore, chucky (n.)—a synonym for vagina, often discussed by The Real Housewives of New Jersey in relation to pregnancy or waxing ( see also, bubbies). – I’m full! Soon, viewers learn that the appropriate retort for being told to "pay attention, puh-lease," is " prostitution whore." Example: "The ham game. Repetitive? "High school: Where the wrong sneakers can turn a Skate Rat into an outcast", "Italian Americans and the G Word: Embrace or Reject? Absolutely nobody in any part of New Jersey says "Joisey". Or (n) Teresa Giudice's clothing line. Best if combined with "fresh to death.". When Mike "The Situation" refuses to clean up the feast he's prepared for his housemates on Jersey Shore, he and former flame Sammi "Sweetheart" get into a fight and he ultimately retaliates in the cruelest of ways. Season 1 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey may have been Kim-free, but its sophomore stint is chockfull of Kims—Kim G. (aka Kim Granatell, Danielle Staub's friend and the mother of Caroline's son Christopher's best friend) and Kim D. (aka Kim DePaola, the owner of the Housewife-frequented boutique Posche). ( see also, smush) Or (v.) to drink heavily. It was mostly spoken in tightly-knit Italian communities and neighborhoods. Benny. You know the produce section, like where the food is fresh? The Manzo family may be thick as thieves, but they also seem to have a helluva good time in the kitchen on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. "—Dina, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, chicken cutlet night (n.)—an evening in which a group of Italian-Americans gather together to consume breaded poultry. "I don't know what you're doing, but it's obviously not working because she's the same evil person she's always been," Sarai says before she offers her to help her "level off some of those [irritable] energies" over the phone. The ‘dialect’ was prominent in East-Coast US cities, such as Newark, Paterson, New York City (especially Manhattan and Brooklyn), and Boston. "—J-WOWW, Jersey Shore, grenade (n.)—"a bigger, ugly chick" who is friends with a hotter chick your friend and/or housemate is "creepin'" on. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore. "To be honest with you, I'm getting tired of it," she recently revealed on Lopez Tonight via E! After a difficult year, the most notorious cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle, sees an "energist" who instills in her new values about peace, love, and light. New Jersey lingo. Example: "Yeah, we smushed. We're beating it as the beat builds because that beat's hitting us so we're fighting back. "—Teresa, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, landmine (n.)—"a thin, ugly chick" ( see also, grenade and grenade launcher). Here’s one that’s close to my heart – a list of Italian Swear Words, Slang, Curses, Insults, Colloquialisms and Expletives.A lesson in Italian Culture, and sometimes, Italian Stereotypes! [paan-zaa-GEEN] pasta vasul’ – Italian soup (pasta fagioli) [pasta-faa-ZOOL] pastin’ – small, star-shaped pasta (pastina) [paa-STEEN] pizzagain’ – Italian meat pie (pizzagaina) [pizza-GAIN] pizzolino – afternoon nap (pisolino) [peetz-o … ", According to author and professor Pellegrino D'Acierno, "guido" is a derogatory term for stereotypical working class or lower class Italian-American males, "a pejorative term applied to lower-class, [Italian-American], macho, gold-amulet-wearing, self-displaying neighborhood boys [...] [with a] penchant for cruising in hot cars [...] Guidette is their gum-chewing, big-haired, air-headed female counterpart. The term is used in states and metropolitan areas associated with large Italian-American populations, such as New York City, Buffalo, Detroit, Ohio, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, and New Jersey. ( see also, prostitution whore), After she referred to Danielle as a "prostitution whore" on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa took it to a whole other level when she lifted up the restaurant's dining room table the show's cast was gathered around during the Season 1 finale. As the reality-TV star explained in his audition video, it takes him 25 minutes to perfect the look.  The time period in which it obtained the later meaning is not clear, but some sources date it to the 1970s or 1980s. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. This is a collection of Mafia-related slang. stage five clinger (n.)—a member of the opposite sex who becomes excessively attached incredibly early on in the relationship. 15.8k. Nancy Carnevale, author of A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 said, “I grew up in Princeton, which had a pretty big Italian population. Example: "How do you watch that girl get in her face and do nothing and like, you still have the balls to creep? There's nothing funny about the ham game. Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these 10 expressions are an essential addition to any vocabulary.  Slicked-back hair and pompadours, blowouts, tapers, quiffs, fades and heavily pomaded or gelled hair are also common stereotypes. )—used to describe one who is uber-fabulous. After a massive fight at the North Jersey Country Club on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline receives a phone call from Danielle's "energist," Sarai, who hopes to clear the air between the former friends. The term is not used in Italy. Sammi "Sweetheart" yells on Jersey Shore during yet another brawl. That’s why so many new language learners rush to ask native speakers how to say things like, “f*ck you,” “sh*t,” and “you’re an idiot.” After Rachel wrote this article with 8 swear words to add sass to your Italian vocabulary , we thought it would only be fair to follow up with another list of insults. Example: "Maybe bring some respectable girls with class into this house, not trash. It’s a great place to start when you want to express your irritation, but you don’t want to make a production of it. This “nice” swear word is often an introduction to a slew of other Italian swear words. This is a self-explanatory process to ensure success in the summer—if success is measured by muscles, orange skin tint, and sparkliest Ed Hardy T-shirt. energist (n.)—a personal trainer for one's spirit. fugazi (n.)—a fake or false item, typically a knockoff of a designer or expensive purse or piece of jewelry. Although the saying goes, "Jersey girls ain't trash—trash gets picked up," Angelina proved otherwise. As the other cast members confront Danielle about a notorious book that alleges she changed her name, stripped, and was involved in a kidnapping and drug crimes, Teresa becomes slightly more enraged than the rest of the dinner guests. Close. ", Example: "She's definitely a stage five clinger. paesan’ – fellow Italian countryman (paesano) [pai-ZAAN] panzagin’! "—Vinny, Jersey Shore, table flip (n.)—the act of turning over a table after becoming so enraged and angry with someone. The Jersey Shore cast’s explanation of Sunday dinner with “mutzadell” and gravy was probably equally as challenging for the rest of the country to comprehend. Used mostly in more northern beach towns. Teresa of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is very into hygiene, but not so into grammar. Posted by 4 years ago. I sure as hell don't pump my own gas. "—Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore. ", prostitution whore (n.)—someone who has been fucking engaged 19 times. " In regards to the "guido" stereotype and the depiction of working class Italian-American communities in American film, Peter Bondanella contends that: "Although some films view the working class as a potentially noble and dignified group, others see the working-class Italian American as a Guido or Guidette - part of a tasteless, uneducated, prejudiced group of characters with vulgar gold chains, big hair, and abrasive manners.". SoCo (n.)—the abbreviation for the liqueur known as Southern Comfort, often consumed as a shot with lime. "—Christopher Manzo, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. "—Jacqueline, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Angelina did not stay long during the first season of Jersey Shore, as her luggage would have indicated. Don't be a " fugazi"—The Daily Beast has a glossary of key terms. I've saved the article, and will summarize with extensive paraphase. battle (v.)—to dance in a friendly yet somewhat competitive manner at a nightclub while house music blasts ( see also, Karma). I like her. I judge people by what exit they get off the parkway. Example: "She's talking about puffy chucky. All about the symbols, the ladies of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Jersey Shore know a high-market item when they see one and when they don't. But the two are not necessary mutually exclusive. Joe Leone from Joe Leone's Italian Specialties demonstrates the unusual pronunciations that Jersey Italians have for some of our words! Although the casts of Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey have both had their fair share of the traditional battles, the phrase "battle it out" actually refers to dancing one's butt off, likely in a tight-fitting shirt-turned-dress with multiple slits, at a nightclub. Mike, "The Situation" Jersey Shore. "—Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore. Or (n.) a unit of measure. I don't mind it up against me… at all. Example: "If she continues her love and light, I will love and light her world up, 'cause I am not gonna stand for that. You know, you gotta go to the gym the whole week, you know? The smallest housemate's pouf is about as iconic as her orange skin, though she's decided to retire the former. ", fist pump (n., v.)—an enthusiastic punch into the air with one's hand, typically performed as a nonviolent dance move. down the Shore (n.)—a synonym for the Jersey Shore, which refers to both the Atlantic coast of New Jersey and all adjacent resorts, motels, and residential communities. ( see also, table flip). 2. to blog", "Italian-American Groups Ask MTV to Cancel 'Jersey Shore, "Banned: Jersey Shore Brands Ed Hardy, Affliction, Christian Audigier", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Guido_(slang)&oldid=996511052, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 December 2020, at 01:20. ham game (n.)—an activity in which pork product is thrown at one's relatives, with the desired effect of it sticking on one's face. Typically, vibing comes before creeping. The ladies from The Real Housewives of New Jersey discuss the "puffy chucky" issue. It tends to be done in groups, set to techno beats, and often reveals a sweat-stained T-shirt. Or was "The Situation" that he liked to lounge in the Jacuzzi with grenades and their ilk? Understanding them will give you a huge boost in comprehension. Zabaglione – (Italian) – a very soft wine custard usually served over fruit or pound cake. "My hair's windproof, waterproof, soccerproof, motorcycle proof. Plus: Check out more of the latest entertainment, fashion, and culture coverage on Sexy Beast—photos, videos, features, and Tweets. "I've been wearing it since I was 16, and now everyone expects me to wear the pouf… I just don't want to be predictable… I want to be different. During the first season of Jersey Shore, Mike, who is better known as "The Situation" ( see, Situation), explained that love sometimes is a battlefield, and all creepers should protect themselves from grenades with trusted wingmen. In the case of Jersey Shore's Pauly D, Danielle, an Israeli girl he met out one night, even went so far as to make him a T-shirt that said "I heart Jewish Girls" and featured a bedazzled Star of David, which she made by herself. In Season 1 of Jersey Shore, Mike "The Situation" introduced us to an extended metaphor about a creep war zone involving grenades and their respective launchers. Example: "I wanna pound out every girl in Seaside. Though not an Italian-based word, it was used frequently in the show beginning in the third season. It can also be used when you’re trying to be nice but really want to scream at someone. End of Year Sale! , The term is used in states and metropolitan areas associated with large Italian-American populations, such as New York City, Buffalo, Detroit, Ohio, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, and New Jersey. The women of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are breast-obsessed. As Ronnie indicates below, there are instances where the two definitions of "creep" overlap. "—Teresa, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, busted (adj. That's why I've started to do the tease, do the curl, and pretty much just a different look. They have meanings that are … "—DJ Pauly D, Jersey Shore, blowout (n.)—a hairstyle popular among Italian-American men in the tri-state area that involves blowing one's hair with a blowdryer whilst brushing in an upward motion and then slathering on a copious amount of gel (repeat two times) ( see also, pouf). GTL is the key to a put-together guido, according to "The Situation". , MTV caused controversy in 2009 when they used the term in promotions for the reality television show Jersey Shore. As its definition would indicate, Jersey Shore is sadly sans Kims. It might just so happen that my fist might pump in the air. Guido (/ˈɡwiːdoʊ/, Italian: [ˈɡwiːdo]) is a North American ethnic slur or slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian-American. "I am from NJ. ", Example: "If you're not familiar with the table flip, you're probably not from New Jersey. And we protect each other to the end. Also yes. After he finds a young woman intrigued by his inquisitive eyebrows, bedazzled T-shirt, and equally flashy chain, Sitch learns she does not travel lightly, but rather with a group of somewhat beastly cohorts, including an old grenade. trash bag (n.)—a synonym for a suitcase, if you are the self-proclaimed Kim Kardashian of Staten Island. Middle America and the West Coast became keen to the Jersey accent through pop culture. She's hot. If you sat down to dine with the Sopranos and discussed Tony's waste management business, or maybe the witness–protection program for one of New Jersey's 10 most wanted, chances are you'd soon hear words like goombah, skeevy, and agita tossed around.All of these words derive from southern Italian dialect, which tends to make the c a g, and vice versa. Example: "You gotta stay fresh to do, I call it—fresh outfit, fresh haircut, fresh tan… just stay fresh. )—a very ugly female ( see also, grenade), Example: "You gather two of your girlfriends, arm-in-arm like a busted-up Sex and the City, going to the courthouse in support of Danielle. Also referred to as a hippo or an elephant. Example: "Everybody at the Shore definitely knows The Situation. Effective? There's nothing good about the ham game. Clothing often associated with the "Guido" stereotype includes gold chains (often herringbone chains, figaro chains, cornicellos, or saints' medallions), pinky rings, oversized gold or silver crucifixes, rosaries worn as necklaces, working class clothing such as plain white T-shirts, muscle shirts or "guinea Ts", leather jackets, sweat or tracksuits, scally caps, unbuttoned dress shirts, Italian knit shirts, designer brand T-shirts such as Armani, and often typical Italian "tamarro" or "truzzo" club dress. 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