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29 July 2016

Word of the week: Quitaly

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

By Julia Rampen

As Italy’s banks creak under European Union stress tests, the word of the week is:

Quitaly (n)(v)

When a country with a rich history can’t keep up with the modern economic demands of a club. 


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“After Brexit, it’ll be Quitaly and Frexit.”

“We build the roads to this fricking place, but now we have to quitaly.”

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“I just looked at my bank balance. It made me want to quitaly.”

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