The Italian Almanac

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Come on Hot Chicks

Come on Hot Chicks

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi quipped 'Come on Hot Chicks' would be the best new name for his party.

The premier said he planned to change the name from People of Freedom "because "it isn't in people's hearts". "We're open to suggestions, we'll put out some polls. I'm told the biggest hit would be Forza Gnocca". Gnocca is a widely used term to describe an attractive young woman or women. It is also a vulgar term for female genitalia. The flamboyant premier is embroiled in several sex scandals and one trial in which he is accused of paying for sex with an underaged prostitute.

The Forza Gnocca quip - a variation on the name of his first political party, Forza Italia - did not go down well with the opposition who accused the premier of "insulting Italian women" and "indulging in childish pranks while the country is in crisis".