The only thing keeping me from a complete meltdown these days is watermelon. Two slices from the ripe, crimson quarter-slice, replete with spittable seeds, that lives on the bottom shelf of the fridge and is replenished as necessary. The greengrocer knows me and knows what I want, but it wasn’t always so.
When I arrived in Italy, I already knew that the scientific, Latin name for watermelon was Citrullus. That was no help. Depending on where you are, the Italian for watermelon is either anguria or cocomero which, to me, sounds way too much like cucumber. But the Italian for cucumber is cetriolo, and that sounds like citrullus, for watermelon. As for anguria, you better just listen to this brief episode from 2016, when Harry Paris tried to straighten me out.
All the best