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Genuinely Greek

I recently encountered this comment on a traditional Greek song Αυτη ειναι η Ελλαδα, η γνησια, η μπεσαλιδικη, η ντομπρα. Which roughly translates to “This is Greece, genuine, troublesome, candid”. How ironic that the words troublesome (μπεσαλιδικη), is borrowed from … Continue reading

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