Hah, I'm not italian. I'm 15/16th irish, or something similar, re heritage, the other part welsh. I'm just italy besotted. That I would speak like Sylvia Poggioli or, say, my italian teacher, would be a dream. I speak like a stupid californian crucifying italian words.
Similarly, or maybe opposite, I don't think of POM as Diller, at all. I saw her photo some long time ago, and she is quite beautiful, and I know she is smart. As I told her in a pm, I remember she and I being very at odds at one point - but I forget about what.
I think, pom, you are more antagonistic than I am. But I do listen.
I think you care more about looks, and I'm guessing that is what I was growling about, long ago.