Terry wrote asking for help with a Sicilian rhyme…
I am trying to track down the rhyme my Sicilian (Sant’Agata, Messina) grandmother used to say to us as children, as she touched each part of our face, ending with a little cheek tap.
All I remember is something like…
E tenna bimbilada
Not at all sure of spelling!
I can’t remember much of it but the English translation was something like:
chin like a ———
mouth like a mushroom
nose like a potato
eyes like ——
forehead like a board…
and here’s a little slap!
If anyone can help with this rhyme, please comment below…
Thanks in advance!
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