Posted by Prof. Paul Peter Hatgil on April 08, 2000 at 18:30:11:
In Reply to: Advice about learning Greek.... posted by Sophia on March 12, 2000 at 03:03:18:
An englishman wanting to learn Greek attended the most prestigous schools - Oxford, etc. After years of study he traveled to greece to try out his newly learned language. The first man he encountered and spoke to retorted with a lift of the chin (no in Greek). The next person he spoke to tilted his head slightly to the side (yes in Greek). The Englishman threw his hands in the air and exclaimed: "All these years studying Greek, and the first individuals I wish to converse with speak another language.
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