Twenty-some years ago, my sister and I went wandering in Europe for a few months. In some countries, our appearance elicited more comment than others. We picked up some useful phrases in many languages, including my personal favorite, "Farlo a tua sorella," which we were instructed to use on Italian men in buses who thought that close quarters was license to grope freely.
Another Italian word we got very familiar with, used as a free-standing question, was "Gemelli?" which means "Twins?" Growing up, I focused on the differences between Denise and I, but looking back it's clear that we are closely related.
Does this have any relevance to my garden? Not usually, except that we're both gardening. But when I was checking the pickling cucumbers today, guess what I found:
Gemelli? Si, gemelli.
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