Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hi, we're Joel and Lia. - And today's video is questions for Italy or questions for Italians. (vocalizing) - You guys know we haven't done of these for so long. We've got a series, questions for, dot dot dot and we've neglected it. - I know. When we started the series on our channel so that we could like, you know, keep coming back to them when we needed video ideas, and we just completely forgot. - We completely forgot. - Completely forgot. - But lots of Italians watch us. Well not lots, but quite a few. - A few. - And I see those comments most often, like, do this for Italy, do this for Italy. So here we are, we've got eight questions for you guys. - And you're gonna love them. - Yeah, you're gonna love them. And for any Americans watching, I'm sure you're a little bit Italian. - Everyone's a little bit Italian. - Like literally even I'm guilty of saying that all the time. I don't even know what my heritage is. But I'm like, I think I'm a bit Italian. - If anyone from like English, English? Ancestry.com is watching this, we're so up for a collab. - So up for a collab. - If he wants to spit in a tube and find out where he's from, he should. Allow him, allow him. - Yeah, allow me to spit into or pee in a cup. Do they do pee? - Yeah, no. - Just spit. - That's for STIs. - Oh, yeah. (laughing) - Got loads of those. No, I haven't, I haven't. - He hasn't. Question number one for Italians. Is it true that all Italians love coffee? - I feel like in the same way that everyone stereotypes Brits as loving tea. - Yeah. - The same is true of coffee and Italians because that's where they came from, cappuccino. - Yeah, coffee shops in the UK came from Italian migrants. - Yeah, like Caffe Nero. - Yeah, which my dad swears is called Caffe Nero because nero means water. And he's like you have a coffee and you have water. He's like, and I'm like, no, Dad, it's Caffe Nero. And he's like it's Caffe Nero. - I thought it was named after the Greek god, Nero. - Is it? - Or something, or king, he was a king or something and he like murdered loads of people. - Is this not like some sort of like Roman thing? I should know with Greek Gods but I don't. - Anyway, does Nero mean anything in Italian? - Yeah. - It's probably Italian. So they should probably know. - They should probably know that, yeah. - So that's the first question. - Yeah, do you all love coffee? Also you're the only Brit I know that doesn't like tea. - Yeah. - And I'm probably the only English person you know that doesn't like coffee. - Yeah, it's weird. - Can't love it. - We're like yin and yang. - Yin and yang, doesn't like. - Tea. - Tea. - Can't, body doesn't like coffee. - I just burped. - I know, that was fantastic, yeah, well done job. - So the next one sounds like it's gonna be offensive but it's not, I genuinely want to know. Is 'mamma mia' a phrase you guys say, 'cause it's in all the cartoons. I think it's in like, what's the film? Lady and the Tramp in the Italian restaurant. - Yeah. - Like just in the same way my Italian friend says apparently this is done more out of like anger or something. It's like they don't really do this but if they're trying to explain something then they might do that. - Okay. - Is it really offensive, like to do an impression of an Italian and go like that? - Oh yeah, exactly. - That's offensive, isn't it? - Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah because it's like, yeah, like a stereotype. - But you know what, we speak with our hands a lot. - Oh we speak with our hands a lot. - So much, constantly talking with our hands so maybe. - Yeah, well that was the next one. Do you talk with your hands a lot? That's part of the third question. - Oh yeah but going back to mamma mia, what does it even mean? - What does mamma mia mean? - What does mamma, there's a film called Mamma Mia. - Yeah, there's that. - What does mamma mia mean? - What does it mean, and yeah, the hands. I don't, also my Italian friend, he said, I think there was a gesture that meant, like, oh you're such a wuss. I think it was this. - Oh is it? - Yeah 'cause I always get confused whenever he would do that or do that. And I think it meant like you're a wuss or something. What does it mean? I can't remember. I haven't seen him for years. - Tickle the balls. - Tickle the balls. (laughing) - Kidding. - So gross. I don't know or maybe it's that, not that the wiggle. Maybe it's that, can't remember. Let us know, that's question two and three. What does mamma mia mean, do you say it, and do you use your hands a lot when you talk? - I was about to ask the most dumb question. - What? - Is sign language different in Italian? - Well yeah obviously so you've got BSL, British Sign Language, ASL, American Sign Language. - Oh I thought sign language was everything. - No, they're all different. - Oh so why can't they make sign language for world, why isn't sign language one language? - It just doesn't exist like that. - No, it just don't exist. - Of course, yeah, 'cause. - Very stupid question. - Oh so it's not a stupid question. - Oh no, yeah, they would have thought they were all in one. - Cause they all are, yeah, in my head I thought sign language was one language. - So you can have, you speak sign. - Yeah, you speak sign. - But you don't, oh god. - I really wanna learn sign language. I did some of it at my old job. I had a training day with sign language. So I really want to learn it. 'Cause so many people don't speak sign. - Don't sign. - Yeah, they don't sign. - They don't sign. - So it's really sad because like if that's your only way of communicating, then you don't have people to talk to. So I want to learn just so I can, if I meet someone I can like make them feel less alone. - Aww, that's lovely, Joel. - Thanks. - That should be your next skill share. - Yeah, yeah, that'd be great, learning sign language. Talking about hands, that's also why I think, so my family, their heritage is sort of unknown. 'Cause my family on my mom's side come from Romani Gypsies which mean they could kinda be from anywhere. I tend to think that they're probably Italian because people firstly mistake me as Italian or Spanish. - Yeah. - Or I use my hands so much, my parents make fun of me all the time. I'll be talking, they'll all start laughing and I'm like what now? They're like oh on your laptop, were you? Oh, you just went to the shops, did you? like laughing at me and I'm like, I'm sorry I used my hands. - Do you say, I need to write an email on my laptop? - Yeah, I'm like, so the other day I was just writing an email and then I had to go see Lia, and they're just like killing themselves laughing. And like I'm just like well there is no point in me even speaking. - So you're like I'm not even going to tell you this story. - I'm not even going to tell you this story. - 'Cause you're not listening to the story. You're just watching my hands. - What's the point in telling a story without hand gestures? - There's no point whatsoever because if someone dips out at least they can get. - Yeah. - Like I'm doing it for their benefit. - Yeah. - And also 'cause it's a habit. - And also I feel it's because we're visual people as well. Like when I explained it to them I was like, it's because in my head when I'm saying to you, I was doing some work on my laptop, I'm literally seeing in my mind's eye me on my laptop. And like it's just that's what I do when I say things. I'm thinking visually of what it is. - Exactly, and also if you were to make someone retell a story, if you told me five things you did today but you did an action for all of them, I'd 100% be able to tell you all the five things. But if you just told me, went to the shops, went to the gym, I would forget. - But they said, they were like, it's 'cause you're a Youtuber, because it makes videos more interesting, doesn't it? And I was like no, no, it doesn't. - No, it doesn't. - People subscribe for our personalities. Not the hand gestures - Not for our sign language. - Anyway. - Anyway. - We digress. - Rant over. - Rant over. Sorry I'm getting hot under the collar. - Quite. Is the Vespa, the Vespa. - The Vespa. - Is a Vespa the most popular form of transport in Italy? - Yeah. - Does everyone go around on their Vespa bike? Is it your goal to have a little Vespa and scoot around on? I'd love to toot around on a Vespa. - Toot. Toot! Toot! - Toot, toot, toot! Imagine me pulling up at your house. - Yeah, in the Vespa with your helmet on. - Toot, toot, darling. - Hop on! - I'm on a Vespa. (laughing) - But you see it in all the films like in Rome or Milan or whatever. And they're just like going around on a Vespa. It looks really fun but really dangerous. - Really dangerous but also really cool. - Yeah, very cool. - I feel like cool maybe comes before danger in Italy. - Yeah. - It's like, Vespa, no helmet on. I don't endorse that, by the way. - Yeah, no, oh no. - Oh no. - Well that links on to the other thing about Italians being cool slash sexy. Because I've never met an Italian girl or guy who isn't gorgeous. - Yeah, I know, there's not. (laughing) There's not a Italian person I've met who's not good-looking. - Yeah. - They're striking people, aren't they, gorgeous. - Great skin tone. - They go out in the sun. - Lovely dark hair.