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eats his own toe jam

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  1. yarhiel Junior Member

    Italian
    Buongiorno :)

    mi potete aiutare con questa frase?!
    Si tratta di un dialogo tra due ragazzine.

    A: Anyone you like? / Ti piace nessuno?
    B: No. I mean, maybe... Dexter? / No. Insomma, forse... Dexter?
    A: Ew. Dex eats his own toe jam. / ???????

    Credo che si tratti di un'espressione idiomatica, o almeno lo spero, perché la traduzione letterale è agghiacciante!

    Grazie!
     
  2. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    Italian
    Idiomatico? Non credo proprio. E' solo una cosa schifosa come un'altra, però non è volgare.
     
  3. yarhiel Junior Member

    Italian
    Grazie, Paul.
    Resta solo il problema di "toe jam", non credo che in italiano ci sia un'espressione corrispondente, o almeno a me viene in mente solo "sporco tra le dita dei piedi"... any suggestion?

    sorry
     
  4. theartichoke Senior Member

    English -- Canada
    It might help to know that "toe jam" is a juvenile sort of expression, the kind of thing an adult would say only for comic effect. It's the equivalent--only a bit more disgusting--of saying "Dex has cooties." (Not in the WR dictionary sense of lice, but in the playground sense of "indescribable thing that makes little boys seem icky to little girls").

    I have no idea if there's some equivalent childish/comic Italian term for a bodily substance one wouldn't want to eat (or have), but if there is, that might work!:D
     
  5. yarhiel Junior Member

    Italian
    Grazie mille Theartichoke!
     
  6. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    Forse "mangia le caccole....".;)
     
  7. yarhiel Junior Member

    Italian
    o "si mangia il moccio"

    o "si mangia le unghie dei piedi"

    Grazie, London Calling :)
     

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