Three Saggy or Three Saggi
I was sitting in a NYC bar recently. A great Italian wine bar and as I was sipping my favorite pinot grigio, a waiter came up to the bar and asked for three glasses of the “TRE SAGGY”. At first, I wondered three what? Then I realized he wanted the “TRE SAGGI” The bartender corrected the new servers pronouciation with a cute quip and gave him the wine.
“Tre Saggi” means three wisemen in Italian and and SAGGI sounds like SAGE with a long EE sound at the end. Not Tre SAGGY like my mother’s back end (she always complains to me about that).