It's THE OLIVE GARDEN. Who gives a flying fig that one of your "uneducated" coworkers actually ordered manicotti instead of mani-coat. Speaking in the office later in conspiratorial whispers about how embarrassing it was to you just makes you look like an idiot.
Originally Posted by roseannadana
It's not even mani-coat in Italian. It's mani-coati.

And yeah, most Italian words don't sound Italian in English. Pizza, spaghetti, and cappuccino kept their sounds, but many others didn't.

I had a hard time after I moved back from Italy and I kept "mispronouncing" marinara. I kept saying it the Italian way, and people kept correcting me.
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