The path he points to, in this or that case, may just as probably be a trap, a means of deflecting the reader's eye; great caution is always required with Perec, the deception expert, who, like Ferri the Eyetie
(in Life A User's Manual [356J), does a very special line in double covers.
Enzo, of New bridge, who came to Wales as a tot in 1962 when his dad emigrated, said he had been called an 'Eyetie
' and a 'grease ball' in his time and he took it all "with a pinch of salt".
'At school, I was the 'Eyetie
', always getting picked on because of where I came from, so what I learned from my dad came in useful.
SHORT VOWELS 1st and 3rd SYMBOLS I f I (iffy - doubtful) I k I (icky, ikky - sentimental) I || I (illy --in an ill manner) e n e (aine -the elder) I m I (immy --a type of marble used by children) I t I (itty -little) NASAL VOWELS 1st and 3rd SYMBOLS a~ f a~ (enfant--child) DIPHTHONGS 1st and 3rd SYMBOLS aI t aI (Eyetie
) Ie r Ie (eria --a type of silkworm) eu b eu (oboe ) eu f eu (oafo --slang for a lout or hooligan) eu s eu (oh-so -extremely) 3.
Raised by first-generation parents whose grandparents sailed from Italy to build a new life, Antonio said: "There must have been loads of 'Eyeties
' on the ship.
Though the social organization in scenes prior to the last is structured as much by ethnicity as sexuality--such slurs as "eyeties
," "yegg," "guinea," "mick," "sheeny," and "potato-eater" riddle the screenplay--there can be little doubt that its eventual breakdown inheres precisely in the dissolution of the stabilizing effect that male-male desire can engender.
I don't mind the Pakistanis or the Eyeties
, but I wish them ruddy Welsh would stay away."
Mr Garlick also denied allegations he called design consultants "smarmy little Eyeties
in Armani suits", saying it was "inconceivable" he would ever say what was a racist slur.
With England already ruled out of the equation on the grounds that fairytales don't happen unless your last name is Riding Hood and with Germany relying on a Jancker, that leaves us with six potential winners - the Frogs, Argies, Eyeties
, Nescafe Boys, dirty Dagos and the Swedes.
(7) Peter Dalseno, Sugar, Tears and Eyeties
, Brisbane, 1994, p.136.