EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis) We have a new mission for Fr. Karloutsos: Please pick up the phone and tell your friend Gov. Cuomo the real meaning of the famous Greek word “Scata”… I am very tempted to go one step further and offer help with very graphic demonstrations of the meaning of the word, but… “please God help me restrain my mouth” (“Θου Κύριε φυλακήν τω στόματί μου!”)… For the most inquisitive of our demanding audience I will just mention here that the word “scata” has been already established in academia as one more of the hundreds of Greek terms followed by the suffix “-logos”: “scatology”. It obviously means “preoccupation with excrement and excretion” and its etymology derives from the ancient Greek “σκωρ” meaning “dung, feces”.  There is a synonym in Greek (also used in English): “coprology”, coming from “κόπρος”.  I can already see Karloutsos, Catsimatides and Diamataris reaching out for their dictionaries. Advice to all: Please read Helleniscope regularly to advance your linguistic skills…  

Okay, which Greek in New York told Andrew Cuomo that ‘Σκατα’ means zero? 🤦🏻‍♀️

Posted by Zaharoula Katsikis on Thursday, April 23, 2020

April 25, 2020, n.stamatakis@aol.com   www.helleniscope.com


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