The past three days we’ve had the pleasure of hosting a dear Napolitana girl, who we have been corrupting with Belgian beers, stews and other assorted customs.

Several years ago she hosted us in her home town, where I was so overwhelmed with southern Italian hospitality it took me some months to recover.

This time however, she introduced me to the term Pusteggia, a particularly Neapolitan verb with a very Neapolitan meaning:

To be stuck in traffic with your friends (always of the same sex) and use this time to attempt to entice cars full of members of the other sex, with little to no chance of anything ever eventuating

Pusteggia can last an entire evening, and is best practiced on weekends, though can just as easily occur on weekdays