Italian Slang Word of the Day
with Stevie B
In this short but very funny segment Stevie focuses on the slang word ”OOGOTZ”.
“OOGOTZ” Basically means “Nothing”, said in a very animated way. Whathya got?… “OOGOTZ”….!
Gottaà Laugh… Enjoy the video
If you grew up in an Italian American or for that matter any Italian / English speaking Immigrant family…. didn’t matter if you were first, second or third generation you heard these slang words.
Actually many of them were simply words that had been bastardized in the transition from Italian or from a particular Italian dialect into English.
These days they are just too funny to hear but all of us remember words such as Chooch for example. Chooch was a word that meant donkey in some of the southern Italian dialects. So when the people emigrated and wanted to react to someone that was particularly dopey they would say… CHOOCH! It is just something that we all grew up with.
In these videos Stevie B. in a non vulgar way brings back these adorable words for us to hear again.
As I go through his library of slang words my memory comes alive. Words like Pazzo or Crazy, Stunod or Stupid, Mortadefam or Morta di fame which translates into starving to death or as a noun to describe someone as a mortadem. Somebody that always complains that he is poor or in a bad way… starving to death.