I longed to blend in and to shed any Americanisms that had followed me here. I can say after four years, I play the Italian part quite well. Last week I had a friend visiting from home. As I was thinking about her cultural faux pas, I realized she had committed the cardinal sin for Italian females: bare legs in November with open toed shoes! If you want to know how you can spot an American or English woman amongst a group of Italian women, she is the one that forgoes the stockings in the wintertime.