What do DaVinci and his Mona Lisa, Michelangelo and his magnificent sculpture David, Galilei and his startling astronomical findings, Marco Polo and his discovery of spaghetti and I, producer of this fine blog have in common?
No, not that.
Our names all end in a vowel... which means (probably) we're ITALIAN. Mama Mia!
So do all Italian names end in a vowel? No, just most.
|DaVinci's Mona Lisa|
I grew up next to my grandparents and enjoyed my cultural blessings--a little wine at the table, fabulous food, getting away with cussing in Italian but claiming to never understand what I was saying, great work ethic, overwhelming gusto for life and more--but never learned Italian because they forced their children to "speeka English."
|Marco Polo's spaghetti|
As I read through the 1200 or so names of players, singers, producers, camera people, gofers and the like at the end of this very professional video, I saw that all but a handful of them ended in a vowel. That's Italy for you.
About that video, first, it is really impressive and fun to watch, even more-so if you like the music.