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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000926.txt from 2000/07

From: "Doug Sears" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Fellini...
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 18:46:37 -0400

You can look it up at
but to save you the trouble, it means "penis". I don't know if that was meant
to imply that the clarinettist is the big stud of the orchestra, or the one
who makes love to the music. Maybe both.


>OK, I've tried to translate the clarinet players reply, tried five
>translation sites, two dictionaries, and none of them translate
>"minchia"... which is the only word I couldn't figure out from the
>context... If it isn't too obscene for the list could someone please
>tell me that it means? And reply off the list if it is too obscene? Now
>I am curious!
> Thanks, Edward
>Andrea Bergamin wrote:
>> In Fellini's "Orchestral rehearsal" one of the violin players says:
>> "Il primo violino è il cuore... il cervello dell'orchestra!" (the first
>> violin is the heart... the brain of the orchestra)
>> And the clarinet player answer:
>> "... e il clarinetto è la minchia!"
>> How did they translate this in your language?

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