So one of my very brave friends invited our whole family (plus my mom) over for dinner tonight. She asked us to bring a dessert. I decided a trifle is something I had not had in a long time and that it would be mighty tasty. No. 1 helped me make it.
I was teasing her, "Trifle means 'smash it down' in Italian."
She quickly retorted, "No, I think it must get its name from the British word meaning, 'I'd like a Trifle more, please'... sort of like in America we have S'mores."