Adopting inappropriate Italian names

by Edoardo
(Italy)

A friend of mine was surprised when in an Italian cafe she ordered a "Latte" and was given a glass of milk. What is commonly called "Latte" abroad is called "Latte macchiato" or "Caffe e latte" in Italy. Just as "Espresso" and "Cappuccino" are called by their proper name, why not "Latte"?

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