Out: Roman numerals.
In: Mayan numerals
I want whole new generations of sixth graders to ax teacher a question about chapter dot bar dot dot dot dot bar bar, instead of cee ex ex eye vee.
Out: Hot or Not
In: Belli e Brutti.
What's the difference? Primo, it's Italian. HUBBA HUBBA. Secondo, there's a world of difference between the English phrase "hot or not" and the Italian phrase "belli e brutti": the English phrase is about sorting people into either "hot", or not. The Italian phrase instead says that there's a bunch of people (the adjectives are in the plural form) who as a whole, are cute (not "hot", but cute) and funky-looking -- and however cuteness and funk show up in a particular person (or pet!) is a matter for you to judge, bella. And there's even the possibility of people who are both -- a whole joli-laid thing. Very Euro, si? You know, like a Vespa, or like money with weird people on them!