Blip: Urn-ing Potential

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Did you know there was a decadently-four wheeled version of Italy’s famous Ape three-wheeler truck? It was called the Ape Poker, and while in Italian you’d pronounce that “ah-pey poker” and would roughly translate to “wasp poker” (as in the game?) in English we might read it as ape poker, as in a stick with which to prod a gorilla, which is not an activity I’d suggest undertaking.

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...would roughly translate to “wasp poker”

“Ape” is “bee.”

“Vespa” is “wasp.”

edit:  Might “bee poker” be their way of articulating “stinger”?