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  • - 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.