sabato 7 luglio 2018

It's a sign from...

...Italy.
A little joke to start with.

Two words for joke in Italian are scherzo and divertimento - Robert will recognise these from music.
Today I chatted to Antonio about road rules and road signs. The talk was 95% in Italian so I hope I got it right.
Italians give way to the right and also have stop and give way signs. The stop sign actually says stop, probably because fermata is too long. On roundabouts you give way to people already on the roundabout.

Okay, this first sign pretty obvious. No explanation
 really needed and the pictures help.


The above sign is telling you that parking is free but there is a disco orario in your car that you must set up to show the time you arrived. Dalle means from and alle means to. This picture doesn't show the whole sign because it should also say something like 1 ora (one hour). There is also a big white 'P' on the top of the sign.


This is a sign telling you to put money in the meter - the two crossed hammers are telling you that these pay times are in place Monday to Saturday - the times when most people work. If the times also apply to Sunday, there will be a cross to the right of the hammers. Nei limiti tracciati means within the limits set.



In caso di neve means in case of snow. The rest of the sign is pretty easy to work out.

Okay, back to violin practice. I plan to visit the Roma jazz jam tomorrow.



11 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

OK, good luck with that.
In my experience of driving in Italy the Italians, true to form are totally anarchic and refuse to obey any signs or instructions.

Robert ha detto...

It all seems complicated. Maybe that is why the Americans lost 70,000 troops attacking the "soft underbelly" when if they ignored Churchill and just crossed the channel in 1943 the war would have been over in 1944!

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Bloody Italy and bloody Churchill. And the bloody Americans.
My dad got blown up (hit by an .88 shell) in September 1944 in Italy.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

By the way Richard, Italy is bloody marvellous. You'll really enjoy it and you have a great itinerary there visiting some wonderful places.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Wow! That was pretty positive. Thanks.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Good luck with the gig tonight.

Robert ha detto...

Luck has nothing to do with it.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Big jam today with some quite big name players. You've got to be ready when your turm to solo comes along. I think that Robert is correct - you have to have your shit together if you're going to come out alright. I think I did alright. Some hot players though.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Though a little bit of luck never goes astray.😃

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

So, hot jam then.
You have to be careful not to burn your tongue.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas.