Feb 14, 2012

Mo’ Basta!:a foreigner point of view about the snow blizzard that swept across Le Marche
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That’s a great phrase I learned when I moved to the south. You might remember ‘mo’ from my Five Regional Words list. I’d never heard it while living in Ascoli Piceno, but it’s very common here, as I mentioned. I often hear “mo’ basta!” or “basta mo’!” uttered by frustrated mothers who are telling their kids, “knock it off”. It also means, “enough already!”So after ten days of snow that accumulated and continued to accumulate; that basically isolated the village because the roads weren’t passable; that brought cold wind and a non-stop week-long streak of steady flurries, I’m uttering in exasperation, “MO’ BASTA!”At first it was pretty. A nice fluffy coating that brought all the kids out to play, make snowmen, and slide down a hill. I even got into the fray of a snowball fight with some of my students. Che bello! we all uttered. That was Day Two. Then it wouldn’t quit…
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Mariano Pallottini

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  • Did it really snow there in LeMarche for 10 days straight? How much accumulation did you get? That sounds like a long snow storm, Mo Basta.

    • Tom,
      It was the biggest snow fall after the one we had in 1929. I like the snow but I can not say around. There were serious problems and now the prices of vegatables and gasoline rised: people are very upset.
      Even the 5 ski resorts we have in Le Marche were closed: too much snow.
      What about US?


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