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Old 31.10.2012, 16:51
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Re: Dumbing down coffee

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I think the word cappuccino is used as an adjective here, as would be espresso (past participle of esprimere) so you're actually asking for a coffee of that type, and caffe is feminine. Although if that were the case wouldn't the adjective take the 'e' ending, i.e. cappuccine?

So who knows? (Cos I clearly don't)
Caffe is MASCULINE!

(that's why ristretto, espresso, etc all end in 'o')

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Old 31.10.2012, 16:54
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Caffe is MASCULINE!

(that's why ristretto, espresso, etc all end in 'o')

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Mellow Birds ends with an "s". Or is it an Ahhh?
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Old 31.10.2012, 17:16
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According to my Oxford-Duden dictionary, espresso is a boy and cappuccino doesn't exist.

Let that be an end to this nonsense.
Whatever it is, can we stop talking about "little hoods" or "caps"... makes it sound like prepuce, and thus makes one look like a dick; although some on here might think this quite apt.
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Old 31.10.2012, 17:23
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Caffe is MASCULINE!
Whatever. I didn't claim to be right

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(that's why ristretto, espresso, etc all end in 'o')
I thought the past participle would always end in 'o'? Maybe I misremember my Italian grammar lessons from 15 years worser than wot I fort.
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Old 31.10.2012, 17:38
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Whatever it is, can we stop talking about "little hoods" or "caps"... makes it sound like prepuce, and thus makes one look like a dick; although some on here might think this quite apt.
I did mention the foamy top...

(sorry, you EXPRESSLY called this one...)
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Old 31.10.2012, 17:46
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cappuccine?
Isn't that a type of monkey?
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Old 31.10.2012, 18:01
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Isn't that a type of monkey?
yes, and espresso is a type of train.
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