I don't like certain words in Italian. For example, if I cough and someone asks whats wrong I have to say 'I have a cough'. But the Italian word for cough is 'tosse' pronounced 'tosser'. For me that means 'wanker'. I am NOT comfortable telling people that 'I have a tosser'.
There also doesn't seem to be a word for fluffy. Hairy, yes, furry, yes but not fluffy.
And I can't seem to find a word that means 'locked' as in 'locked the door'. You can say 'have you closed the door?' but then are not sure if it has been locked because it hasn't been specified. So you have to say 'have you closed the door with the key'. Which to me seems unecessarily long-winded.
Recently I said 'droghe'(drugs) instead of medicine while talking to the Doctor. He probably thought I was a junkie by the look on his face. And talking of medicines, what is going on with the pharmacy here? Great if you want designer sunglasses, Dr Scholl shoes or toys for the baby, but ask for a prescription and more often than not it has to be ordered for the next day. And the prices...10 euro for a tub of Vicks vaporub? I could get it sent from England for less.