Let’s have a Treaty Today

One thing that you need to learn if you are English is that Mediterranean people like to argue and debate. I should know, being from an Italian family. Arguing keeps their minds sharp, their blood circulating; it makes them feel alive–so don’t get upset if you see animated discussions around you in Cyprus. But on Tuesday, let’s have a Treaty between friends and have a bit of peace, for that is the Greek word for Tuesday: TREA-ty. It comes from the Greek word for “third” for the third day of the week. Get a Cypriot to teach you how to say SEA-merah E-nay TREA-ty. Don’t worry if a few get together and argue about the best way to pronounce it. It’s all in friendship and conversation to keep the energy going.tuesday


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