donnawright wrote:My mother is the one who used to say it. She was one of 6....3 born in Calabria and 3 in USA. She was born USA. I heard her mother say it, and she also said it. My dad's people came from Grosseto/Tuscany, and I never heard it from any of them. I sort of think Jamoke referred to calling someone a jackass.
Maybe my great grandmother did say it. She was like your mother, except it was 9 children, 2 born in Calabria (Catanzaro province), 7 born in America.
The term seems familiar, but I am not aware of her ever using it. My mother may have heard it before.
That's so funny you put originally from PA, too!