Misspeaking the Language of Our Culture: a Case Study of the Greek Archdiocese

FILE - President Donald Trump shakes hands with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Following his visit to the United States last month, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras caught a lot of flak for his (mis)use of the English language; most notably when he unsuccessfully directly translated a Greek proverb meant to emphasize that Greece has made it this far and that there was only a little bit of the gauntlet left to go, but ended up talking about camels and queues, leaving his listeners baffled. Similar criticism was directed towardcertain Greek-American leaders by Greece’s …

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