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Michael San Filippo

Parli Berluschese?

By December 26, 2005

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According to 2006 Nuove Parole, a dictionary of Italian neologisms that was published this week by Sperling and Kupfer, 14 words have entered Italian that take as their stem the name of the Prime Minister. These include:

berluschese: the populist political language spoken by Berlusconi
berluschista: a supporter of Berlusconi
berlusconeide: relates to his "epic" political journey or career
berlusconizzarsi: reflective verb which means to behave like, or succumb to the political style of Berlusconi
neoberlusconismo: Berlusconi's latest brand of political thought

A convert to Berlusconi's ideas, or an entrant to his circle, has been berlusconizzato (literally "berlusconised," from the verb berlusconizzarsi).


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