Women says her dog is named after a ball game played on dirt courts.
"How clever! So, you spell it Bocce?" I ask.
"No, it's Baci," she says.
"Ooh, like the candy!" I say smiling, thinking of the chocolate treats bearing the Italian word for "kiss."
She's quiet. Stares blankly for a moment.
Suspect she'll hide this spelling error from her sports-fanatic husband.