In his letter, Scalia goes on to cite Luigi Barzini’s book, “The Italians”: “ ‘The extended fingers of one hand moving slowly back and forth under the raised chin means: “I couldn’t care less. It’s no business of mine. Count me out.” ’ ”
That's a nice, cultured way to put it!
We city folk use that word that rhymes with bun, begins with an "f" and has a goo sound at the end when we make the gesture.
“From watching too many episodes of the Sopranos, your staff seems to have acquired the belief that any Sicilian gesture is obscene - especially when made by an ‘Italian jurist.’ (I am, by the way, an American jurist.)”
What a great commercial for the way we all feel!
Do you think the journalists know how much fun we're having with it?