reply to post by the_denv
Hello I've just seen one of your posts stating the following
"The surname "Ventura" is Italian for "Good Luck". Cool ehh?"
Well, I've got to contradict you, because Italian is my second language, and I've got to tell you that Luck in italian is Fortuna, and Bad luck in
italian is Sfortuna or Sventura both words are widely used.
Culo can aslo be used as word for luck, but it's like a slang... Culo wich literally means Ass, so you've got ass means you've got luck in italian
So yeah, just right now i got an indea, it COULD be that Ventura means also luck, but the word is not used anymore or very rarely, atleast I never
heard of it... So went to check it out and what I saw was:
ventura [ven-tù-ra] s.f.
1 lett. Sorte, destino
2 Buona sorte, fortuna: sperare nella v.
• sec. XIV
1. Fate, Destiny
2. Good Luck, Fortune, hoping in a good fortune.
Used in the 14th century.
So you're not completely wrong, just a little outdated
hehe, ok I just thought you might find that interesting...
PS: I wanted to send you a PM but since I don't have enough points, I'll post it here.
[edit on 13-1-2010 by abysss]