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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby Get Real! » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:44 pm

Robin Hood wrote:Even you got it wrong! Apparently it's Mukhtar

I didn't. Check again...
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:35 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:Even you got it wrong! Apparently it's Mukhtar

I didn't. Check again...


https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mukhtar :wink:
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby Get Real! » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:54 pm

Robin Hood wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:Even you got it wrong! Apparently it's Mukhtar

I didn't. Check again...


https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mukhtar :wink:

:roll: The Cypriot version is the Ottoman version. What you're quoting is the Arab one.
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby miltiades » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:32 pm

Ask Lordo to give you the correct spelling of Moogdar :lol: :lol:
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby Lordo » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:52 pm

in terggish it is mouhdar in greakish its mouhdaro

but going back to why the water smeels of chlorine. i thought all old people use chlorinated soap and it is that recycled water thats comes back in to your taps.

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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:48 am

Whilst we're on the subject, can anybody explain what a koinotarchis is and how s/he differs from a moukhtar?
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby miltiades » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:18 am

Tim Drayton wrote:Whilst we're on the subject, can anybody explain what a koinotarchis is and how s/he differs from a moukhtar?

I think its the Greek word for Mukhtar or Mukhtaris . Most Cypriots would use Mukhtaris rather than Kinotarhis, roughly translated Kinotarhis means the community chief or leader.
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:04 am

miltiades wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:Whilst we're on the subject, can anybody explain what a koinotarchis is and how s/he differs from a moukhtar?

I think its the Greek word for Mukhtar or Mukhtaris . Most Cypriots would use Mukhtaris rather than Kinotarhis, roughly translated Kinotarhis means the community chief or leader.


Thanks. I could be wrong, but from what I have seen the term koinotarchis is used in urban areas. For example, our chap in Agios Athanasios goes by that title. Is it perhaps because the ones in villages have different functions from those in places where there's a municipality (e.g. s/he organises rubbish collection)? Or perhaps the two terms are synonymous.
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:53 am

CBBB wrote:
Maximus wrote:I believe most people in Cyprus dont drink water from the tap.

I dont think it is advised to do so.


On the very rare occasions that I drink water, it is water from the mains supply, nothing wrong with it all.

Probably the same water is used in the KEO factory. :mrgreen:
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Re: Why does Tap water smells and Taste's like Chlorine?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:05 pm

Here in Agios Athanasios we have both a mayor (koinotarxis?) who heads the municipal council and separately a Muhktar or Muhtar who certifies some documents for official purposes.
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