90 pound mole taken off her ass

Discussion in 'English Only' started by stanzavuota, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. stanzavuota

    stanzavuota Senior Member

    Italy, Italian
    In an episode of TV series "The Sopranos", a character injures the overweight wife of an absent man saying that she :warning: "is having a 90-pound mole taken off her ass". Since in the Italian version the joke seems different (it is translated roughly like this: she has a bottom so big that it could hold a pier), I'd like to understand the litteral meaning of the sentence. Could you help me?
    Thanks a lot
    SV
     
  2. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    A mole is a dark blemish on the skin, which often protrudes a bit from the skin surface around it. (The word also has other meanings, but they don't apply here.) This page has a picture of a mole.

    A pound is a unit of weight equal to about 455g. 90 pounds is therefore about 40 kg.
     
  3. stanzavuota

    stanzavuota Senior Member

    Italy, Italian
    Thank you very much, Egmont!
     

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