Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Mangalitsa, not Mangalista

A lot of people who like Mangalitsa pork or pigs have trouble spelling M-A-N-G-A-L-I-T-S-A.

There is no L-I-S-T in Mangalitsa. Mangalitsa rhymes with "pizza". It does not rhyme with "Sandinista".

In German, it sounds something like "Man-ga-leet-za". In Hungarian, something like "Mon-ga-leet-sa", as in the video above (roughly 42 seconds in).


rps said...

Maybe a mangalista could be a militant fanatic for the mangalitsa.

World mangalista revolution now!

Heath said...

rps -- I think Mangalitsaïsta would be better.

The umlaut to denote diaresis just looks cool, in Metal Umlaut way.