Italian

Italian may refer to:

  • anything of, from, or related to the country of Italy
  • Italian people, an ethnic group
  • Italian language, a Romance language
  • Italian or Italian-A, alternative names for the Ping-Pong virus, an extinct computer virus
  • Italian cuisine
  • Italian dressing

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Famous quotes containing the word italian:

    Master of Trinity: Is he an Italian?
    Harold Abrahams: Of Italian extraction, yes.
    Master of Trinity: I see.
    Harold Abrahams: But not all Italian.
    Master of Trinity: I’m relieved to hear it.
    Harold Abrahams: He’s half-Arab.
    Colin Welland (b. 1934)

    Their martyred blood and ashes sow
    O’er all the Italian fields where still doth sway
    The triple tyrant; that from these may grow
    A hundredfold, who, having learnt thy way,
    Early may fly the Babylonian woe.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Semantically, taste is rich and confusing, its etymology as odd and interesting as that of “style.” But while style—deriving from the stylus or pointed rod which Roman scribes used to make marks on wax tablets—suggests activity, taste is more passive.... Etymologically, the word we use derives from the Old French, meaning touch or feel, a sense that is preserved in the current Italian word for a keyboard, tastiera.
    Stephen Bayley, British historian, art critic. “Taste: The Story of an Idea,” Taste: The Secret Meaning of Things, Random House (1991)