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CHAT: Greek to me

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 15, 1998, 17:50
Tom Wier wrote:

> Just the other day, for example, I learned that in Spanish, one does > not say "It's Greek to me," ["Graecus mihi est"] but rather "It's > Chinese to me" (or at least that's what my informant told me).
This "Chinese" idiom is also used in Greek (what did you expect?). I am also told that the Chinese idiom is, or was, "Your words are like a 12-foot Buddha". -- John Cowan You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)