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Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Greeks bearing fried food
Some people go to the annual festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church for the roast lamb. Entire mammals cooked over an open flame- that's something you don't typically see at an Oktoberfest.
Myself, I go to the Greek Festival for the signs. You probably won't see this one at the Vatican.
Most of them feature words I can't pronounce. Like "gyros." No matter how many times I'm corrected, it will always come out of my mouth as "guy-rows." And these two?
Mon-as...I give up. Don't take this personally, Greek speakers. Foreign language has always been my worst subject. After five years of Spanish classes in high school and college, all I can say is "puedo ir al bano?" and I'm probably getting that wrong.
On a final note, these are loukoumades. If you've never encountered them before and can guess what they are without consulting Wikipedia or the internet at large, you deserve a...loukoumade.