The Spin Control World of Greek, Cypriot Politics: Glossary Explained

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For those of you who don’t speak Politikese, the world’s third-hardest language after Jabberwocky and the clicks of the Bush people (not the U.S. political dynasty that speaks Yankee and WASP), it’s difficult to understand what politicians mean when they speak in their ancient, murky code that can’t be encrypted even today in the age of blockchain and cryptocurrency and hacking.

But sometimes even the cloudy patois they use, harder to grasp even than the Pikey language Brad Pitt was speaking …

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