Peperoni in Italian is nowhere near what it is in English. I thought last night I would branch out a little and get one topping on my pizza. Sure, let's see what Italian peperoni is. Well, turns out it is red pepper. It took me ten minutes to explain what it was in English and they couldn't get past how ridiculous this was because the word peperoni in Italian means exactly one thing, and that is a red pepper.
For as much as I hate those little buggers, once I had peeled them off my pie, I found that the flavor of Italian peppers is much more subtle, and left a nice hint of pepper on my cheese pizza.