Things I Learned in Greece


  • Freddo metrios are very nice. (Iced cappuccino with a medium amount of sugar.)
  • Political debates on the telly are hilarious, even with no knowledge of Greek. Participants shout in parallel, sometimes with the screen split in two or three so you can match lips to words.
  • Young children are given puzzles about anaphoric reference.
  • A phone conversation is about to end when you hear: “nai, nai… en daxi… daxi…. daxi… ella… ya.”
  • You’re supposed to put used toilet roll in the bin, not flush it. (Thankfully I was informed of this before demolishing my host’s plumbing.)

There was other historical stuff there, too, apparently.