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Top 15 English words reinvented by Italians

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Top 15 English words reinvented by Italians
No, footing has nothing to do with football, it's just the Italian word for jogging. Jogging photo: Shutterstock
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English words have been creeping into the Italian language – but not all are used correctly. Here we list 15 particularly confusing – and in some cases amusing – misuses of English words.

Italians have a habit of dropping the odd English word into conversation – computer, hotel and weekend being among the most common.  

But occasionally you’ll hear an English or English-sounding word that isn’t used in the right context.

We’ve put together a list of the 15 most common misuses of English in Italian.

So next time you see a “sexy shop” or a “baby parking” there's no need to get alarmed.

Top 15 English words reinvented by the Italians

 
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