In the Soprano's Season One episode 8, Tony says something to Agent Grasso in Italian and makes a gesture with his hands.

He does it here in Season One episode 8 to which Grasso responds,

Your Ass!!!!

And again in Season One episode 13;

Sopranos FBI scene

So what does all this mean? What was the insult?

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This insult looks like the sign language of a woman's vagina.


In the sign, the fingers are supposed to be joined, but as he says

Ti faccio il culo cosi!

which means : "I will make your ass [large] like this!", the gesture is wider and the fingers don't touch.

  • That is what I was thinking, but I was hoping for a definitive translation. +1 from me though.
    – KyloRen
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 8:10
  • He also says something in what I am assuming is Italian, along with knowing what he said should give a better understanding of what that gesture means.
    – KyloRen
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 8:23
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    @KyloRen: I didn't want to be too much explicit, but since you ask: it's a sexual obsene provocation. Tony insults agent Grasso by telling him he will sodomize his ass until it become large "like this" (also implying he has a very large penis). I hope it's clear now :-) Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 15:53

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