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Thread #101763 Message #3066610
Posted By: Jim Dixon
03-Jan-11 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Pepino's Friend Pasqual (from Lou Monte)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pepino's Friend Pasqual (from Lou Monte)
You can hear Lou Monte singing PEPINO'S FRIEND PASQUAL at YouTube..
I'm pretty sure that's "bocce ball" not "gauche-ball."
Of course "bocce ball" is a bilingual redundancy. "Bocce" is the plural of "boccia," the Italian word for "ball." The game should be called simply "bocce," but I have heard Americans, maybe even Italian-Americans, call it "bocce ball."
"Bocce" is pronounced "botchy."