Vice President of Italy trying to convince chineses to come to Italy … in macaronic English

You can see the video on the chinese section of new italia.it portal (also uploaded on Youtube or embedded in this post). I know my (Macaronic) English is far away from perfect but I would expect a better message from our Vice President especially when he wants to convince people to come to Italy, and considering he has people working for him writing the text and he had the chance to film it as many times as he wanted. Actually after watching it, I feel too feeble for making any comment, so I’ll just write down what he said because I think I need to see the words to let them go.

Please
visiT the Web site buT
please
visiT
iTaly.
We’re
the best country in the world in terms of
culTure,
landscapeS,
arts,
history,
cities,
villeegis,
beautiful
countryside,
seaside,
mountains,
that is Italy,
you know or perhaps you’re dreaming about,
but please,
visit our country
we will welcome you warmly,
and with a beTTTer organization.

UPDATE march 25, 2007:
Backstage of Rutelli video “Pliz, visit Itali”

5 thoughts on “Vice President of Italy trying to convince chineses to come to Italy … in macaronic English

  1. orcmid

    Well, to a native U.S. English speaker, he just sounds like a guy with a great Italian accent. More like Marcello than macaroni. (I’d not heard that before.)

  2. Old Jacques

    To another US English speaker, he sounds like a guy with a horrible Italian accent that doesn’t know English at all, reading (slowly) from phonetic cue cards (like that Totti Vodafon commercial “Laif eis Nau”)

  3. Ted

    Why does he want Chinese to come to italy?
    didn’t the Italian government just passed a law to make it easier to kick out Romanians even if they r/almost EU members and so much nearer to italy.

    well,politics is always a stage. he is just another monkey on it. ; )

  4. Jane

    Hilarious. Love it. By the way, doesn’t anybody else think that saying ‘Italy is the best country in the world in terms of culture’ is a tiny little bit, how shall I out this….arrogant? Don’t bite my head off!

  5. paolo Post author

    I think with a better English you could be a bit provocative and arrogant … but with that English?!? Culture?!? Well, surely not the best country in the world in terms of Foreign Languages culture … ;(

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