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Day: October 22, 2017

GTAGE: The Tsipras Edition Part #2

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Among the reactions I saw on Facebook to the Tsipras meme in GTAGE: The Tsipras Edition Part #1 was this by Aineias Kapouranis: So Donald, to say the figs figs and the tub tub, and because I ate the whole world to find you I believe that it is better to say them at a […]

GTAGE: The Tsipras Edition Part #1

By: | Post date: 2017-10-22 | Comments: 4 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek
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Before I stopped posing on this blog six years ago, I’d inaugurated GTAGE, a series on comically literal translations of Greek into English, motivated by slang.gr’s Golden Treasury of Anglo-Greek Expressions. I think these are useful in teaching Greek, because they help illustrate some at times unexpected discrepancies between Greek and English. In his recent […]

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