Friday, June 30, 2006

No que no?

Italy won against Ukraine today, 3-0, in honor of which I thought I’d provide you with another Mexican expression that will come in handy. (No swearing this time.)

“No que no?” can be translated into “I told you so”. The difference is that “I told you so” clicks shut, and “no que no” carries more of a banter. “No que no” is defiant, mocking, proud and delightfully smug.

Raise your eyebrows a few times as you say it and grin. Go to an Italian restaurant and celebrate. Wear blue.

Forza Azzurri!

Photo credit - "Italian fans celebrate after the victory of Italy against Ukraine in the World Cup 2006 quarter-final soccer match at Duomo square in Milan, June 30, 2006. REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca (Italy)."

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