Just have a smackdown with one of your coworkers? Or, more likely, a mutual seething match where nobody says anything but both of you feel like you could strangle each other? Why not just take a 3-minute vacation to learn how to insult her in Italian? Visit the BBC’s language lab for some online flash cards on Italian slang. You can choose slang for arguments or for less hostile fare – like food! (What’s a vacation without great eats?) The flash cards are part of the BBC’s extensive language website, where you can get a quick fix – learn tourist phrases in 36 European languages, or if you’re more ambitious, practice French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek or Chinese through 12-week online lessons or other programs.