Words are people, too.

In “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” the patriarch of the family is constantly showing how many words have their basics pulled from ancient Greece, even if he had to go waaay around his elbow to ultimately arrive at this thumb.  Constantly, and sadly without somebody delightfully explaining the etymology, I hear words used in conversation whose roots are firmly planted in ancient Greek or Roman mythology: Flora and fauna are often used to describe the plants and animals of a […]

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