Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The REAL meaning of "Mondo"

Okay, so I'm wrong.

"Mondo" has nothing to do with hugeness, largeness, or enormity. Instead, it means this:

"...used in reference to something very striking or remarkable of its kind; often in conjunction with a pseudo-Italian noun or adjective...mondo weirdo."

It's from the title of a 1961 Italian movie, Mondo Kane, which depicted bizarre behavior.

On second thought, maybe that word still works...

3 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

I actually came by because I have something for you at Miller Manor. Today is my blogoversary and I am having a little celebration. Thank you for all the comments you've left on my blog and your wonderful friendship. I hope you are feeling better today...
TM

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Oh yeah, mondo still works. I'm off to a mondo ice cream sale at me local grocer. =)

GuitarGeek said...

@my ice cream diary : Now that's what I'm talking about.