First of all, ščavo is a very offensive name that Italians in Trst, Gorica and elsewhere on the border like to use to piss of either members of the Slovene minority or Slovene visitors. Very provocative, very insulting.

Wow, I didn't know that. As a Slav myself, I feel very bad to know that this has happened and to try to understand what happened a long time  ago which has affected the history of the Romans and the Slavs.