Who the hell's Ni Culotta. That's what you asked yourself when you first picked up this book, wasn't it? Well I'm Ni Culotta. My father baptised me Giovanni - John - well Giovanni is like Johnny, and Ni is an easier way of saying it. Or a lazier way, if you like. Just off the boat from Italy - the rth - Ni Culotta arrives in Sydney. He thought he spoke English but he's never heard anything like the language these Australians are speaking. They're a Weird Mob is a hilarious snapshot of the immigrant experience in Menzies-era Australia, by a writer with a brilliant ear for the Australian way with words.