Yet another American analyst is suggesting that Greece could be forced out of the Eurozone in the next few months and that it be a “ticking Greek time bomb” exploding President Barack Obama’s chances for re-election. In a column for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a neo-conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. that produced many […]
Three new words for you today: The word Humor comes from Himor (juicy or someone who is happy or excited; Gr: χυμόρ;), originated from the word Himos (Juice; Gr: χυμός;) in Euboean Dialect (Gr: ευβοϊκή διάλεκτο;). First found on Plato’s Kratylos (Gr: Κρατύλος του Πλάτωνος;) where the final sigma (s; Gr: σ, ς ) is pronounced as r (Gr: ρ;) The word Marmelade comes from the […]
By John Kalafatis* – Throughout the ongoing developments regarding Greece’s predicament, I have yet to come across a thorough and logical analysis as to what brought Greece to its knees financially and a plausible solution to the problem. Thoughtless borrowing for conspicuous consumption; a bloated, counterproductive, corrupt public sector of inconceivable proportions, as well as […]
Two words for you today that came from the Greek Poet Homer. The word amen comes from the latin “amen,” the well known amen that we all know from the Bible and all the Christian scripts. What most of us don’t know is that amen comes from imin (true or truthful; better pronounced emen; Gr: ή-μήν; in Hellenistic […]
More than 200.000 words in all the Latin-based modern languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French etc.) originate from Greek, around 70.000 of them directly and the rest through Latin. The purpose of this column is not to teach Glossology, it is to present interesting, even funny, Greek origins of every day words and expressions in English. As a […]
2011 was a very difficult year for Greece. In our conversations with unsuspecting full-blooded Americans, we, as Greek-Americans, went from our normal boasting about our beautiful beaches and delicious food to trying to defend the indefensible economic and political circus taking place in the land of our ancestors we all feel so much affection for. […]
“Live Your Myth in Greece” is the slogan we hear all across New York City and Athens, Greece. Whether it is on the subway or bus stops they are everywhere. Now you can see this wonderful slogan while waiting for your cheeseburger deluxe at your local diner in New York City or anywhere in the […]
At a moment of history when the rich are perceived as evil by the masses because they don’t share their wealth, St Nicholas’ life shows that the one percent can make a difference and sometimes produce Saints.
One year before the Presidential election Nick Larigakis reviews the Hellenic issues since Barack Obama came to office.
As a ‘seasoned’ individual, having experienced both sides of the Greek/non-Greek fence where marriage is concerned, I feel somewhat qualified to address this topic with first-hand experience, even though my story may not be a common one. Back in the 1980s, marrying a Greek-American was important to me. I attended Greek cultural events, sang the […]
Could this happen in the United States? What would life be like if it did?
The financial crisis in Greece has caused detrimental havoc in the greek morale, and that, my friends, is the understatement of the century. The over-analysis combined with the lack of any will to remain calm and face tha facts escalate once the media come into play. Yep, drama did originate in Greece. Even if the […]