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Chris -- 2011-03-08
On a trip to Italy recently, a friend and I discovered we were both committing the same error, which might be a cross-language eggcorn.
We both thought that what were calling “antipasta” meant everything except the pasta. But luckily we had a patient Italian friend with us who explained it’s “antipastO” and has nothing to do with being against pasta. “Anti” means before, and “pasto” means dinner.
Good eggcorn, antimatters. You’re not the only two who’ve come to this logical conclusion.
Q. What is antipasta?
A. I think, but I may be mistaken, it is a dish that is minus any pasta. Let me go look on my Macaroni Grill take out menu…..ok, i was wrong, because it can have pasta….but according to Mac Grill’s menu, they call their appetizers “antipasti”.....so maybe that’s the same as antipasta.
Hope this helps!!
Also out there: antipesto.