What is Italian for “Chutzpah”? Schettino Sues to Get His Job Back

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, who steered his ship into a reef off the island of Giglio and then delayed the order to evacuate the sinking ship, resulting in or contributing to the deaths of 32 passengers and crew, was fired by Costa Cruise Lines in July.  Captain Schettino faces charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning the ship.

Schettino is now suing Costa. He wants his job back, with back pay, of course. Does anyone know the Italian word for “chutzpah”?

Costa Concordia Shipwreck Captain Sues To Win Back Job

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3 Responses to What is Italian for “Chutzpah”? Schettino Sues to Get His Job Back

  1. eastriver says:

    The Italian is “Faccia Tosta”…

  2. Nice article! Great post about What is Italian for “Chutzpah”? Schettino Sues to Get His Job Back! You put a nice twist to it. Very valuable information Rick.