I was walking to the market one day and I stopped dead in my tracks, staring open-mouthed at a billboard that read:
I went back to take a picture the next day, but it had been plastered over by an advertisement for a new low-cost washing machine.
Oh well, I figured, it must have been a joke.
Excuse me while I get a little crude to explain my shock. ‘Vaffanculo‘ is an Italian curse that I wouldn’t normally write about, but I hear the nonne (grandmas) drop it every now and then over coffee, so I guess I can use it here.
Vaffanculo means “fuck you.”
So I was a bit surprised to see a fake advertisement for a drink called VafFanCola.
Fast forward two weeks when I try to order a Coke for a friend over lunch at a small trattoria.
Waiter: “I’m sorry, we don’t have Coke. We do have cola.”
Me: “Ok, what kind?”
Waiter: Sheepish smile and long pause. “…. VafFanCola?”
It’s real. Have you tried it??