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Re: Cypriot Greek vs. Standard Modern Greek

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:36 pm

tsukoui wrote:Are you talking about the last Brazilian president, Lula? His nick name was squid and he is still extremely popular 8)


Lula - squid in Portuguese.

In the case of the Kalamaraes, squid is a derogatory term! We Cypriots are pretty racist! 8)
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Re: Cypriot Greek vs. Standard Modern Greek

Postby miltiades » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:03 pm

The term KALAMARAS has no relation whatsover with squid. Ever heard the saying: HARTI KE KALAMARI ?

As someone mentioned earlier the Greeks arriving in Cyprus were mostly school teachers, kalamari was the type of pen used by them, hense Kalamaras.

Mind you, many Greeks refer to Cypriots as KIPRIAKA GAIDOURDIA :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cypriot Greek vs. Standard Modern Greek

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:29 pm

miltiades wrote:The term KALAMARAS has no relation whatsover with squid. Ever heard the saying: HARTI KE KALAMARI ?

As someone mentioned earlier the Greeks arriving in Cyprus were mostly school teachers, kalamari was the type of pen used by them, hense Kalamaras.

Mind you, many Greeks refer to Cypriots as KIPRIAKA GAIDOURDIA :lol: :lol:


It does actually. It's the Melani within the squid it refers to and in the old days they use to use it for ink.
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Re: Cypriot Greek vs. Standard Modern Greek

Postby tsukoui » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:46 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Stephanie77 wrote:Found a carob tree and have been munching on carobs ever since. My dog loves them. What can I do with the seeds?


Hi Stephanie - just a word of warning; although powdered carob is fine for dogs (unlike chocolate) unfortunately, if you let the dog munch too many (or even a few?) carob pods, the seeds will clog up his/her intestine because they cannot digest them - it happened to someone I know with sweetcorn - their dog loved sweetcorn but all the kernels that were undigested formed a ball in his stomach which made the dog very ill.

Gig, as a Cypriot woman, who do you prefer, Spanish Cubans or Japanese men? Detailed analysis is required :wink:
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Re: Cypriot Greek vs. Standard Modern Greek

Postby kurupetos » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:07 pm

The answer is in the title.

Cypriot Greek vs. Standard Modern Greek


Next question! :mrgreen:
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