meaning of "putintane" : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

Dear List, first of all let me apologise if this is not the right place to ask my question. I am translating into Italian "The stories fo Breece D'J Pancake" an outstanding Virginia fiction writer who committed suicide very young but was generally acclaimed as a promising author. I have come across this expression "putintane", most probably used as a pun, a game of words or else. I write below the short dialogue in which it comes up: (the main character is speaking to himself) "Coffee, Bo", he said to himself "Yeah, and Lucy, toosie," he answered. "And putintane." "Yeah," and he quickened his pace, imitating a train. "Putinatane, putintane, putntane, p'tane, woooo."

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Giovanna Scocchera

-- Giovanna Scocchera (, September 01, 2004

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