If not now, when?

One American woman. Twenty acres and a 1650 farmhouse in Tuscany. Random introspection and hilarity, depending on the day.

04 May 2006

Beware the False Cognates, Part II

Camera: not "the machine that takes pictures", but actually room. A "camera da letto" is a room with a bed.

This explains that puzzled look when you hand an Italian your machine that takes pictures and excitedly say "camera" to him. He may be wondering for a moment if you want to find a room with him... and put it on film.


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