Saturday, 26 July 2014


Do you know how to use AISLE - CORRIDOR - LANE correctly ?

Here are some tips to help you remember

We use aisle for narrow passages with seats (or shelves) on either side

1) The bride is walking down the aisle (Church)
2) Our seats are in row two on the left of the aisle (Cinema & Theatre)
3) The aisle is only wide enough for one trolley to pass (Supermarket)

We use lane for passages for vehicles and moving objects

1) He always drives in the fast lane (Motorway/Highway)
2) The small lane was very windy and narrow (Country road)
3) In lane 4 we have Mark Spitz (Swimming Pool)
4) Michael Jordan is running in lane 4 (Running track)
5) Coming up fast on the outside lane is Shergar (Horse racing track)

We use corridor for passages in buildings with rooms on either side

1) Children, don't run in the corridor ! (School)
2) The accountant's office is the third left along the corridor (Public building)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

If you don't speak English - Read this !

Αφιερωμένο, εξαιρετικά στους…..ξενομανείς, που θέλουν να αφανίσουν την Ελληνική γλώσσα.   Ξέρεις ελληνικά; Τότε ξέρεις και αγγλικά! Το παρακάτω άρθρο είχε δημοσιευτεί πριν από καιρό σε βρετανικό περιοδικό τέχνης (;)    Αξίζει το κόπο να το διαβάσεις…!
“The genesis of classical drama was not symptomatic. Aneuphoria of charismatic and talented protagonists showed fantastic scenes of historic episodes. The prologue, the theme and the epilogue, comprised the trilogy of drama while synthesis, analysis and synopsis characterized the phraseology of the text. The syntax and phraseology used by scholars, academicians and philosophers in their rhetoric, had many grammatical idioms and idiosyncrasies.

The protagonists periodically used pseudonyms. Anonymity was a syndrome that characterized the theatrical atmosphere.
The panoramic fantasy, the mystique, the melody, the aesthetics, the use of the cosmetic epithets are characteristics of drama.

Even through the theaters were physically gigantic, there was no need for microphones because the architecture and the acoustics would echo isometrically and crystal – clear. Many epistomologists of physics, aerodynamics, acoustics, electronics, electromagnetics can not analyze – explain the ideal and isometric acoustics of Hellenic theaters even today.

There were many categories of drama: classical drama, melodrama, satiric, epic, comedy, etc. The syndrome of xenophobia or dyslexia was overcome by the pathos of the actors who practiced methodically and emphatically. Acrobatics were also euphoric. There was a plethora of anecdotal themes, with which the acrobats would electrify the ecstatic audience with scenes from mythical and historical episodes.

Some theatric episodes were characterized as scandalous and blasphemous. Pornography, bigamy, hemophilia, nymphomania, polyandry, polygamy and heterosexuality were dramatized in a pedagogical way so the mysticism about them would not cause phobia or anathema or taken as anomaly but through logic, dialogue and analysis skepticism and the pathetic or cryptic mystery behind them would be dispelled.

It is historically and chronologically proven that theater emphasized pedagogy, idealism and harmony. Paradoxically it also energized patriotism a phenomenon that symbolized ethnically character and phenomenal heroism.”

Thursday, 15 May 2014



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