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In NYC I most hear, I- (short "i" sound) - Talian.
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Are Eye-talians from Eye-taly?
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On Oct 7, 2019, foolsnobody wrote:
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On Oct 6, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
As a New Yorker, who married a California girl. We argue about pronunciation all the time. Neither of us will budge an inch and we simply have to agree to disagree. Sometimes I will even use phrases like, "Italian soft cheese" so we don't have to argue about how to pronounce "Ricotta."


Long "o" accent on the 2nd syllable?

In english the double consonant shortens the vowel. But Ricotta is not english.
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On Oct 2, 2019, arthur stead wrote:
A few years ago my neighbor told me she wanted to build a fence between our two properties. When I advised her that she’d have to get a survey done, she refused, and unfortunately our resulting argument became a little heated. The next thing I knew, the police knocked on my door and delivered a summons. In court, she told the judge that I had threatened her. In addition she made up all sorts of lies, for example that I poisoned her trees, put dog poop in her yard, and “glared” at her like a peeping tom. I couldn’t believe something so trivial (i.e. advising her of the correct procedure for building a fence) would result in such a spectacle.

Unfortunately the judge believed my neighbor, and she got to build her fence. And as part of the restraining order, I was instructed to stay 50 ft. away from her and her property for the next year. Not that I cared about that. But what I DID care about, is that my court case was now on record, which prevented me from approaching any new school and daycare clients. (Schools in my area do a background check before they decide to hire you). Needless to say, this severely impacted my income from educational magic shows.

Of course I could have fought her in court over this, but I didn’t have thousands of dollars lying around to hire attorneys, etc. So I suffered in silence. And even though the court ruling has long since expired, to this day I have never spoken another word to my neighbor. I even cross the street when I see her approaching in my direction.

What a way to live!



I would have the survey completed and if she is out of compliance, then file a lawsuit for a really large sum to make up for the years of you putting up with her.
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