Friday, July 18, 2008

Word of the week-portatile

Another amusing vignette from the famous Italian cartoonist, Altan. The man on the left asks: "What the hell are you doing?". The floating man on the right answers, "I'm online. I wouldn't want the world to forget me."

He's using his portatile (pohr-TAH-tee-leh), or laptop. Being in Italy, where they are cell-crazed, it is even more likely that he would use his cellulare (cheh-loo-LAHR-eh) to stay in touch. It is also known as the telefonino (little telephone).