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Top 15 English words reinvented by Italians

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
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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