i voli pindarici

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun expression i voli pindarici, which means flights of fancy. The expression is derived from the ancient Greek author, Pindar, whose poems often jump from one argument to the next!

See the expression used below:

A volte è davvero difficile seguire le lezioni del mio professore di storia: fa molti voli pindarici, parla prima della Antica Grecia e un secondo dopo parla di Napoleone. Confonde noi studenti.

Sometimes it is really difficult to follow my history professor’s lessons: he takes many flights of fancy, first he will talk about Ancient Greece and a second later will talk about Napoleon. He confuses us students.