Re: Etymology of gaijin



Don Kirkman wrote:


>
> The Greeks, who spoke excellent classical Greek, called anyone who spoke
> it poorly, especially with an accent, "stutterer;' to wit, "barbaros."
> It set the lesser nations apart from those who were Greek.

なるへそ、なるへそ、さーすがドン! 生きエンサイクロピディア!

> For all their culture and sophistication the Hellenes never learned the
> Greek equivalent of "Gurishiya-go ojouzu desu, ne!".

まだそのころには辛らつなジョークとか皮肉とかなかったからじゃないですか?
ヘレネスの時代は人々はもっと単刀直入だったわけね。それじゃおもしろくないか。
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