This video is just in time. What a life-saver. Thanks to the LMM.
The Italian-American spelling bee.
The reason this is helpful is that for dinner here in Chile on Sunday, I ate with the family of Juan Pablo. I tried to explain to them how the American Italians I knew all called eggplant, "Moolen-john," which is nothing like the Italian word, "Me-lahn-zahn-ay," which is the ACTUAL Italian word for eggplant (melanzane). Here is an Italian pronouncing the word. It has four syllables, and sounds NOTHING like "Moolen-john."
JP's family would not believe me. All the Italians they knew were from Italy, and said "Me-lahn-zahn-ay."
But, now, I have video proof. Frankie Orlando, this is for you.