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Old 12-02-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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Maybe for the same reason Americans call French fries, Russian dressing, and English muffins what they do!
A few years ago I gave some QuarkXPress training to a woman, in from Greece, visiting her family in California. She'd learned what she knew of QX on the job at a university there in Greece, but could find no training for the app there or anywhere nearby. Quark Inc. pointed her to me as being "local" for her visit, so we got together.

I was going over basics, explaining preference settings, giving my recommendations, when she stopped me to ask what on earth "Greek text below..." could mean.

Turns out the Greeks would never say, "It's all Greek to me!" when faced with something they don't understand; they say, "it's all Chinese to me!"

   
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