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    @SBE: Another sad story, luckily with a better ending this time.
    Were there nanny schools in Greece? I guess you mean that she went to a nanny school in the US and then returned to Greece. I recently heard that a Lifelong Learning Centre in Athens provides Nanny's Training, with "British certification" as they say. Maybe we'll have another Κατινάκι in our contemporary literature, except this time she'll be called Νεφέλη, Αλκμήνη, Αμαρυλλίς etc.

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    Nanny school= σχολή βρεφοκόμων, she was involved with children from birth to about two years old. Not a bad job at all, as she used to get a very good salary, free food and board, travel with the family, usually in their chalets and villas in Switzerland, lots of τυχερά, lots of designer clothes that the wealthy ladies wore only once etc. And with time the servant from a poor village picked up the mannerisms and habits of the wealthy people she worked for and on her days off she was like any young woman with a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neikos View Post
    ... I recently heard that a Lifelong Learning Centre in Athens provides Nanny's Training, with "British certification" as they say. ...



    For a much less sugary more vinegary version, Scary Poppins:

    Θεωρητικά, θεωρία και πράξη είναι το ίδιο πράγμα. Στην πράξη, όμως, διαφέρουν.
    When this you see, remember me and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they may, speak of me as you find.

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    There is so much for me to take in here but my thread has clearly struck a chord with fellow lexilogists. I was fascinated by Earion's article on Kazantzakis and horrified by the story of Spiradoula Rapti; at least it had a "happy" ending. In the U.K. house slaves and under-age sex slaves are coming to light. Also SBE's informative narratives were illuminating. Thanks to Palavra for her information about the insulting overtones of the word δουλάκι.The story of ΤΟ ΚΑΤΙΝΑΚΙ was horrifying enough, even though her optimism is uplifting. But by the real life stories it seems to pale into insignificance. Thanks go to 'Man for the information about our Kostas and for the quirky angle his submissions nearly always seem to take. Thanks to you all!

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    Daeman, μ' έκανες ν' ακούσω το σάουντρακ της Mary Poppins και, πλάκα πλάκα, έχει φοβερά κομμάτια.

    Εδώ είναι ένας ωραίος αυτοσχεδιασμός πάνω στο Feed the birds από έναν Γάλλο πιανίστα.


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    Theseus, the film Το προξενιό της Άννας (Anna's engagement) is a bittersweet story about a maid whose bosses allow her to go on a date with an electrician who asked for permission to date her. During the date Anna appears to be enjoying herself for the first time in her life. While the two are out the family decide that they cannot afford to lose her because she is cheap and hardworking and what if a future husband demands they pay her what they owe her? so they put an end to the romance by bringing Anna's mother from the village to guilt trip her into not giving up work.
    Watch it if you ever find it. There isn't much dialogue so it shouldn't be hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBE View Post
    Theseus, the film Το προξενιό της Άννας (Anna's engagement) ...
    Θεωρητικά, θεωρία και πράξη είναι το ίδιο πράγμα. Στην πράξη, όμως, διαφέρουν.
    When this you see, remember me and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they may, speak of me as you find.

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    Thanks, both. I'll watch it. It looks well worth while watching.

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