The Robbers

We asked the Italian waiter tonight about the title of a Verdi opera on a vintage LP used as part of the restaurant's decor. He looked down and pointed at the (slash war) symbol on my shirt and said that in consideration of my, "How you say it?" to which I answered, "button," that I might want to translate the title, I Masnadieri, meaning "the robbers," as "Roomsfeld and Bussch!"

Schiller would be pleased.

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Published on June 10, 2002 12:27 AM.

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