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More Chiocciola Posta

BY jane, ON Monday, March 21, 2011 AT 11:52 am

We’re going to stay on the subject of Chiocciola Posta this week.  I recently donated 6 sets of our Grandiflora Magnolia note cards and a calligraphed print to be auctioned off for charity. The winner could choose to keep the notecards, or, because they were individually boxed and ribboned, give them as elegant favors for a spring luncheon. (Speaking of spring–it’s spring!!!)

I typically get a form letter as a thank you for our donations.  This particular charity, the Hopkinton Educational Foundation sent me a card, with an additional hand-written note of appreciation.  Very classy. Case in point-nothing like getting a hand-written note in the mail!

P.S.  If you won them,  let us know who you are!

4 Responses to “More Chiocciola Posta”

  1. I wanted to learn to pronounce chiocciola posta in Italian and I found this.

    http://www.forvo.com/search/chiocciola%20posta/

    If you click on the link (or cut and paste it into your browser) the page will come up. Then click on the down arrow next to posta and chiocciloa and a voice will say the words!

  2. I just found this too (on Italy Magazine) the spelling is a little diffetrent and I don’t know how accurate it is, but…

    The @ symbol is “chiocciola” in italian. It means snail – the symbol does sort of look like a snail

  3. It’s true, it’s true! I found this on Wikipedia”

    The @ symbol is known by various different names in English, including “at sign” “at symbol”, “at mark”
    In Italian, the symbol is informally called the “snail” (chiocciola)

    How fun is that!

  4. Here’s how to sound it out if you are a visual learner rather than an audio learner.

    Italians call @ “chiocciola” pronounced “kee-OH-cho-la” [the snail],

    http://www.herodios.com/atsign.htm

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