!! OMG, there goes my summer !!

I’m gonna have to strike off “Tour the parks of Italy” from my vacation wish-list, cause now it’s pointless. Italy has just outlawed grabbing your own crotch in public.

The judges of the court of cassation stressed that the ban did not just apply to brazen crotch-scratching, but also to what might be termed superstitious pre-emption. Anyone who has seen a hearse go past in Italy, or been part of a discussion in which some terrible illness or disaster is mentioned, will know it is traditional for men to ward off bad luck with a quick grab at what are delicately called their “attributi”.

The practice has become increasingly frowned on, but “io mi tocco i … “, which translates as “I touch my … ” is still a common phrase, roughly equivalent to “fingers crossed”. The judges helpfully suggested that those seeking reassurance should wait till they had returned to the privacy of their own homes before letting their hands stray trouser-wards.

Wait, can I still grab other people’s crotches?
(via Towleroad)

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4 Comments on "OMG, there goes my summer"

  1. Graydon, if you come here in Italy I promise I’ll let you understand how people don’t care about a law like this. 😀

  2. dur. i thought you had to change your plans because madonna was going on tour.

  3. Wow! The Italians need a reason to grab their stuff? Gosh I’m glad I’m an American!!

  4. Omg Graydon I love you so much!! I just want to put you in a box, then put that box in a box, then mail it to myself and be like “OMG he’s so cute!!!!”

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