A chi appartieni?*

* Who do you belong to?

Italian In the South, Italy

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

Question any elder Southern Italian asks when meeting someone younger than them for the first time in order to know which family they belong to and/or who their parents and grandparents are.

“Giovanotto, a chi appartieni?” “Sono figlio del dottor Rossi.”

“Who do you belong to, young boy?” “I’m dr. Rossi’s son.”

Confirmed by 4 people

butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

English The South, United States

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

"I can't believe it!" or "oh my goodness!"

"They're getting a new manager to lead bingo at the senior center!" "Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!"

Confirmed by 11 people