effetto eco

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by gettingby, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. gettingby Senior Member

    Am. English
    I don't have Italian context to go with this, but if a series of well-off Spanish tourists comes to an area of Italy, then spreads the word to well-heeled British friends, the "effetto eco" is that the British come. I'm sure I understand this title "L'Effetto Eco sulla Nobiltà Inglese." But the English equivalent isn't Echo effect, and I don't think it's boomerang either, nor copycat. What is it? Thank you!
  2. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    I think the Italian isn't correct (they wanted to use the word eco without knowing how to)
    It roughly means this

    Spirito di emulazione
  3. CPA Senior Member

    British English/Italian - bilingual
    How about "the grapevine effect"?
  4. gettingby Senior Member

    Am. English
    That's a good idea CPA. Thank you!

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