Pasta heads in Naples

I love these photos of pasta heads taken in Naples and have wanted to include them in Delicious Baby’s photo Friday for a while!

Pasta head 2

Pasta head with cigarette

The card next to the second photo is written in Neapolitan dialect: 

O Maccarone mio

Nisciuno o’ tene!

O’ mengo tuosto

e tuosto se mantene. 

I don’t know Neapolitan dialect but I’m thinking it translates into Italian along the lines of: 

Il mio maccarone

nessuno lo tiene (nessuno ce l’ha)

Lo metto duro e duro mantiene

This would be quite the double entendre, so before I write the English translation and embarrass myself, maybe there’s a Napoletano out there who can straighten me out?

Photos by Sanjay

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