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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

In the distant past, the Greeks called all foreigners ‘barbarians’ which means ’stutterers’ because they didn’t know greek.

May 10th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison

1 comment

That’s really interesting…
On a more positive note, in modern Greek, ’stranger’ (i.e. foreigner) also means ‘guest’ - hence the famous Greek hospitality.

Comment by Baz
Thu 13 May, 2004
@ 1:48 pm