Commonly used in every day as part of the Greek language, when many Greek idioms are translated literally the results are often very puzzling and sometimes hilarious for non-Greek speakers. Here are some of our favourite and funny Greek one-liners.
Tag: Natalie Martin
The days of Ancient Greece may have been the golden age of Democracy, but for comic playwrights, it was the age of ‘Rude Talk’. Mixing history, literary criticism, and dirty jokes, Mark Haskell Smith pays tribute to a slew of forgotten Greek writers in his latest book ‘Rude Talk in Athens’ that will feed the intellect as well as tickle the funny bone.
Her late Pappou always said, “Χωρίς Άννα δεν Σω” (without Ana I cannot live). Living by the valuable life lessons taught to her by her beloved Pappou helped to make Ana Mavridis, of award winning Zoom Real Estate in Burwood the incredible woman that she is today and her Pappou so proud. On Mother’s Day – a day that we honour the women who have helped others to become the strong and beautiful women that they are today – we tell Ana’s story.
There were numerous massacres during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829). On this day, 4 April 1821, Constantine Mourousis, Dimitrios Paparigopoulos and Antonios Tsouras were decapitated by the Ottomans in Constantinople.
“I want the Greek DNA showcased in this exhibition to trigger pride, acknowledgement and a respect for the modern world’s roots.” Melbourne leg of Nick Bourdaniotis’ “The Evzones Collection” photography exhibition national tour a resounding success.
To experience ‘The Evzones Collection’ Exhibition is to fall in love with the strength, solidarity and mystique that is the Evzones. And with the spiritual, brilliant, creative, artistic, shining light of a legend that is world class photographer, Nick Bourdaniotis. We speak to Nick about his life’s passion of photography, his creative processes, and what inspires him, to find out more about what goes on inside the genius mind of the man behind the lens.
At just 14 years old, Stella Arhontoulis currently works as lead animator on YouTube series ‘Interstellar Ranger Commence’ due for release early next year. The incredibly talented school girl has already received international recognition as an award-winning manga artist, illustrator and animator, winning first place in an Australian and Japan wide anime competition two years consecutively.
Thesauri is one of the world’s precious few companies involved in sturgeon farming and caviar production and the only such enterprise in Greece. An exclusive handcrafted delicacy that has been recognised by leading luxury brands over the globe including Moet & Chandon and La Prairie, Thesauri Greek caviar is now available in Australia for the very first time. Greek City Times finds out about the history of caviar that dates back to Ancient Greek times and what makes this Greek brand so special.
A new book by veteran Royal watcher Ian Lloyd, The Duke: 100 Chapters In The Life Of Prince Philip, unearths some interesting particulars pertaining to the Greek background of the Prince and his Greek connections that you probably never knew. Or in some hilarious cases, never wanted to know.
Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Aegean Sea’s ‘holy island’ Patmos is one of the most peaceful and majestic destinations in Greece, where Saint John the Theologian wrote both his Gospel and the Apocalypse around 95AD.
Written by George Michael when the star was just 21 years old, ‘Last Christmas’ is still the world’s favourite Christmas song more than three decades after its release, becoming the first number one in the charts of 2021 after an impressive 9.2 million streams over the past week.
Making Christmas extra special this year, St. Catherine’s junior choir visited the St Basil’s Randwick location to perform Christmas Carols for the residents.
Around 100 Greek Lessons OnLine Students from every corner of the world donned Christmas outfits and sang Jingle Bells in Greek, uniting their voices so they may send a message of hope and unity to the whole world.
Dimitris Daskalopolous bought his first work of art whilst travelling through Thailand with his parents at the age of 17 – a statue that he carried with him under his arm for a week as it didn’t fit in his suitcase. Now, through his not-for-profit art foundation Neon, the Greek billionaire is converting a tobacco factory in Athens into a cultural centre as part of his mission to bring contemporary art to the people of Greece.
Spiro Stavis, newly appointed Acting CEO, has a vision for St. Basil’s NSW & ACT: for consumers to see their lives improve upon joining the St. Basil’s family of programs and services. He speaks about his new role, “I can honestly say that I have never felt so fulfilled in my professional life. I know that every day I make a positive difference in somebody’s life.”
“Signatures of support for the Resolution of the Municipal Council of Poros to prevent the crime of creating an industrial area of fish farms, are collected by friends of Poros!” Supporters of Poros from all around the world rush to sign online petition.
Platinum selling singer, songwriter and world class guitarist Orianthi has just released her new long-awaited album ‘O’. Here’s what she has to say about her new work as well as her famous collaborations with rock royalty and global superstars including Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Prince, Richie Sambora and more.
“Our ambitious undertaking is to build a state of the art, secure 5G core network that will create new possibilities for Greece and create value to society at large, businesses, and our customers, by delivering enhanced high speed services and compelling experiences.” says Nassos Zarkalis, Chairman and CEO of WIND Hellas as the Greek telco selects Swedish vendor Ericsson for the country’s 5G network modernisation.
Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.