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!
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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