_Hi everybody, today forget the songs, I'll talk to you about a word used when someone wanna bring bad luck to somebody, this verb is "gufare".
It comes by the word owl and in particular by the call of the owl.
The ancient popular belief had supposed that these beautiful animals would bring bad luck.
In fact in the past it was the custom to light a candle in a room when somebody was dying and the owl was attracted by that light and so it started to sing.
Today the verb "gufare" is often used in football situations when a supporter hopes that another team will lose the game. For example : I am an Arsenal fan and I'm watching Chelsea-Sunderland, I hope Chelsea will lose, in that moment "io sto gufando" = "I'm bringing bad luck" to Chelsea.