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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

All Greek to Me

My boy at New St. Andrews had his Latin
oral final today. He had had his Greek tests
earlier in the week. As he walked into the Latin
test, the professor looked up and said, "Hello"
in GREEK. Craig froze like a deer in the
headlights. The professor proceeded to ask
three questions in Greek about all the Latin
readings. Craig had to respond in Greek.
Craig was very close to blowing a gasket,
but he must have done pretty well. When
the test was done, the professor said, "I
think you are a language person." Craig
gave him a you're-out-your-mind look.
I think the guy may be on to something.

ofs

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I read waiting for the birdie on your blog - very funny. Being Danish I'm not quite sure how to understand the line: feel less cheerio than nudio - is nudio a word of his own meaning nude? and cheerio? can you help? Vibeke
flemmervibeke@hotmail.com

11:27 AM  
Blogger oldfatslow said...

Vibeke,



Nudio seems to be a
word of his own creation
and mean nude, or exposed.
Likewise, cheerio I take
to mean cheerful. His
meaning is that he is
not happy being totally
exposed to the camera.

Thanks for posting.


ofs

3:00 PM  
Blogger oldfatslow said...

FWIW, Vibeke is referring
to this:

http://oldfatslowland.blogspot.com/2007/08/waiting-for-birdie.html

ofs

3:02 PM  

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