aokugi (aokugi) wrote in linguaphiles,

Decoding memories of Italian

I have a small favor to ask of the Italian speakers here.

My dad's grandmother was Italian, so he grew up hearing some Italian even though he doesn't speak it at all. He does have a few random phrases that he remembers from being a kid. The below is my approximation of the words/sounds and what they mean.

"Tusi fata pitra?" = Who cut the cheese?
"Il cula mia u chupa li da faccia ti!" = My *ss is cleaner than your face.

I tried the second one out on a native Italian-speaking friend, and all he could make of it was, "My *ss...something...your face."

I'm curious to know what these might once have been. If you have any thoughts, I would be really interested to know what they are. Also, his grandmother was from about 40 km out of Naples if that's any help. Grazie!
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