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Old 07-22-2019, 01:28 AM
 
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Just a group of SI residents trying to keep things real. *LOL*

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/07/...lar-foods.html


Personally think manigoat sounds better.

Just ask Rosalie Aprile.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:50 AM
 
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Most Italians would pronounce it "manicotti"

I figured that manigoat is more of an Italian-American thing, ditto "moozadell". I'm not at all surprised that literally everyone in the video pronounced the words different from the Italian-American way.

While we're at it, Polish people pronounce "Kosciuzco" similar to the MTA pronunciation and not like "Koss-kee-us-co" like the old timey people say

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Old 07-22-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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How Capicola Became Gabagool: The Italian New Jersey Accent, Explained
https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...cent-explained
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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"Is it “manicotti” or “manigoat”?

I'm sure the Staten Island pronounciations come from southern Italian dialects.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:24 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Just a group of SI residents trying to keep things real. *LOL*

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/07/...lar-foods.html


Personally think manigoat sounds better.

Just ask Rosalie Aprile.
LMAO.... F-ing nosy.... Eat ya manicot!!
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:28 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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"Is it “manicotti” or “manigoat”?

I'm sure the Staten Island pronounciations come from southern Italian dialects.
It's manicotti, but in Southern Italy because of the dialects, etc. things are cut. I had some colleagues working in one of my old offices who I still keep in touch with from the Lazio region but closer to Campania. They would cut the endings on things. My colleague's girlfriend would lament and say in Italian "Ma qui non si può mangiar' bene". It should be "mangiare", but she cut the ending. When Italians came to the States, they started cutting things in part to make them sound "less Italian". Couple that with the language, and this is what you get.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:44 AM
 
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It's pronounced "many-cotty". Any eye-tallions that disagree will get a knuckle sandwich.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:12 AM
 
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It's pronounced "many-cotty". Any eye-tallions that disagree will get a knuckle sandwich.
No disagreement from this "Eye-tile".
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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Thanks for the laugh. I am going to send this to my husband. He pronounces everything the way the SI guy does because that's how his family also pronounces it.

I wish they did a few other words. Capicola, bruschetta, pasta fagioli and something else I can't think of now---all things I've heard pronounced multiple ways.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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What else do you expect from American - Italians, many of whom are generations removed from their Italian roots? Many know a few basic words and apply "goomba" diction or inflections when speaking. As cringing asbit is for me to listen to, I can understand why they speak this way.
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