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Old 09-27-12, 04:41 PM   #1
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What does Pista mean?

Does Pista mean track? Is it just another word for track racing?
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Its British for "racetrack."
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Old 09-27-12, 04:47 PM   #3
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Yes, pista means track in Italyese or something.
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Ah, super. Thanks guys!
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pista is actually a style of hat
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Its British for "racetrack."
Incorrect. The english word for racetrack is racetrack.
Ultimately, "pista" is latin for miller. In modern Italian it means racetrack. I dont necessarily get the etymology, unless it refers to the circular nature of a mill. It may also relate to pistrinum (latin) which can also mean bakery and drudgery. Is track racing drudgery?
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Incorrect. The english word for racetrack is racetrack.
Ultimately, "pista" is latin for miller. In modern Italian it means racetrack. I dont necessarily get the etymology, unless it refers to the circular nature of a mill. It may also relate to pistrinum (latin) which can also mean bakery and drudgery. Is track racing drudgery?
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Pista. Latin it is Miller? Latin it is Beaten. To beat. As in, beat down; trampled. Beat down the weeds, grass, snow... You get a Trail. Or a track. Pista = Track.
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I'm pretty sure it's an old old wooden ship.
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I love pista.

Do you really love pista or are you just saying that because you saw it?

Can't wait for the sequel. Whatever pista means, it makes any word that it's added to sound faster. Try it.
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Well, look at it this way. Pasta is something you eat. A posta is something you hang on your wall. By deductive reasoning, pista is the act of throwing spaghetti at a wall to check if it's ready. A noodle going at a high velocity, aka a bicycle.
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Incorrect. The english word for racetrack is racetrack.


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I'm pretty sure it's an old old wooden ship.
Wasn't it one of the boats on Christopher Columbus' voyage?
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Pista. Latin it is Miller? Latin it is Beaten. To beat. As in, beat down; trampled.
Well, a mill is for grinding and pulverizing, so the connection here is pretty obvious.
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That would be a jackass riding a roadbike on the velodrome.
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Wasn't it one of the boats on Christopher Columbus' voyage?
Yea. He sailed with the Pista, Kilo, and the Vigorelli.
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The niner the pista and the santa cruz?
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Damnit. I was trying to think of something close to Santa Maria. You win this round, Dan.
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Damnit. I was trying to think of something close to Santa Maria. You win this round, Dan.


Now that I'm thinking about it, I'd be pretty GTG if all I had was a niner, a pista and a santa cruz.
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I could be wrong but I believe it may have been an old wooden ship used in the civil war era...
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