She Must Be Italian

posted by Momo Fali on July 29, 2008

Yesterday, a UPS delivery was set on our back porch and my daughter went to retrieve it. I heard her bring it in, and from the other room I asked, “What is it?”

She replied, “It’s for Dad. It’s a white box and it says fra-gee-lay“.


  • Rachel

    That is absolutely adorable. I know you got a big giggle out of that one 😉

  • Laura

    Ha! That reminds me of that Nicholas Cage skit on Saturday Night Live. “It’s ass-wee-pay!”

  • Philly

    Was it a major award?


  • Half-Past Kissin' Time

    Reminds me of a story from Uncle George, who was a high school teacher in a low-income, high hispanic population school. One of his young female students had a baby girl. She proudly brought the baby to school. When asked about the baby’s name (it was unusual), she stated that the nurses had put a name on the baby’s bed in the hospital, and they liked it so much, they decided to keep it! The name? Pronounced, “Femmaley Jones” That’s right. The nurses had named her baby Female Jones. True story.

  • Ms Picket To You

    this is very similar to ass-par-tuh-may. otherwise known as aspartame. i think we should all make a pact and speak like this whenever possible.

  • The Laundress

    No she din’t.

  • amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay

    love it!

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    I must remember to use that when I’m next hungover.

    Let me be, Im fra-gee-lay…

  • nukedad

    Don’t put a run in the fishnets when you go to turn it on; it’s a major award. Oh, and don’t shoot your eye out.

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    It must italian 🙂

  • JenLive!

    You now may never pronounce it correctly ever again.

  • The Mom

    Love it!!

  • DysFUNctional Mom

    ha! I knew I’d heard that somewhere, thanks for the link or it would’ve driven me crazy all day.
    So cute!

  • Misty

    well, who doesn’t want a naturally bi-lingual child??? 🙂

  • Mz. Nesbit

    I love that movie.

  • Ed (zoesdad)

    Like dysfunctional said–I would have driven myself nuts had you not put the link. I love that movie!

  • Tenakim

    My kids say that- but they’ve seen the movie and are just posers.

  • Mama Dawg

    It took me a split second but I got that reference.

    This is my daughter’s favorite Christmas movie. I love her taste!

  • Tom

    That’s my kind of kid. Hope dad doesn’t ask her to help him change the tire.

  • Kiera

    One of my favorite movies of all time!!

  • MommyTime

    I LOVE that movie.

    Also, I hear you on the magazine front. What is it with demographics these days? I had the same problem with bathing suits — they were all either teeny bopper or grandma, and nothing in between.

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Hee hee, that’s really cute. Now, I tagged you for some silliness lovely momo, but if you don’t fancy it that’s ok. 😀

  • Ricardo Bueno


    I can’t stop laughing at this one!… I love how you turn “real life” moments into the best content ever…

  • Mimi aka pz5wjj

    Hope it was a nice leg-lamp to sit in your front window!

  • meleah rebeccah

    ha ha ha ha

    yes….sounds Italian to me!

  • Ralphie

    Wow! Christmas in July!

  • Caffeine Court

    That’s my favorite designer!

  • LiteralDan

    Dammit, Philly beat me to it.

  • LaskiGal

    My favorite post of the day . . .

  • Bee Repartee

    hahaha, cute!

  • Heather

    LOL We always pronounce it that way.

  • Dapoppins


    Would you believe I have never seen that whole movie?

  • melissa

    that is so stinking cute!!

  • Katie Kermeen Swisher

    I LOVE IT! That’s so funny…what a great movie. I can’t wait for Christmas!

  • chefmom

    I don’t know about your kids during this summer, but my daughter has completely forgotten how to read or spell it seems. I had a big box about the other day, and she asked what “Sue-Gar” was!

  • Jaina

    I love kids’ mispronunciations.

  • tanya25m

    Oh… That’s definitely Italian!!! LOL…

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