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02 August 2006


maria verivaki

i suppose you are also familiar with the sarcastic way that greeks refer to childless people (einai ateknos, atekni). Until I was 35 years old, I had to endure this demeaning remark by the parents of children I taught at an English school (what we call 'frontistirio' in Greece), when they wanted to tell me that I didn't understand their children. Now that I have two children, I don't think I've changed in the way I view spoilt brats who have been over-cossetted by their parents; those parents have to find another scapegoat!

And you are so right - pity for the bathless!

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