Posted by JJ on January 17, 2002 at 21:47:43:
In Reply to: Re: Dave: are you connected? posted by consigliere on January 17, 2002 at 12:01:19:
: I use 'consigliere' in several groups.
: One PIP (Person of the Italian Persuasion) likes the nickname. A few people have asked what it means.
: A more meaningful definition can be found at:
: You can go back to the old neighborhood, but the "family" guys will have to find me first.
: Yes, I'm connected, but only to the internet and to my cable company.
: P.S.: And what's the deal with 'Dave'?
: : per Merriam-Webster Online:
: : Click on the Collegiate Thesaurus tab to look up the current word in the thesaurus.
: : One entry found for consigliere.
: : Main Entry: con·sig·li·e·re
: : Pronunciation: kOn-(")sil-'ye-re, -'yer-E;
: : kän-(")si-glE-'ye-rA, -rE, -'yer
: : Function: noun
: : Inflected Form(s): plural con·sig·li·e·ri /-rE/
: : Etymology: Italian, from consiglio advice, counsel, from Latin consilium -- more at COUNSEL
: : COUNSELOR, ADVISER
: : Your handle brings back unpleasant memories. If you aren't one, please change it. [or I'll go back to the old neighborhood and they'll find you and make you change it! ;) ]
Dee left off the last part of that definition (next time Dee: please give the URL.....)
: COUNSELOR, ADVISER [consigliere of a Mafia
I've never heard it used for anything but the (non-existant) Mafia....
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