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From: "CJMax" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] sarcasm
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 09:19:43 -0500
I didn't take your post as being sarcastic. Thanks for the updating on the
Greek derivations of "barbarian". I wasn't aware of that. The Romans may
indeed have gotten it from the Greeks as they "borrowed" much from them.
"May the best you've ever seen,
Be the worst you'll ever see;"
from A Scots Toast by Robert Burns
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Jo Neyer" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 9:15 AM
Subject: [DNA] sarcasm
>I was being slightly sarcastic. Also y reference to the peoples of Britain
>was not intended to convey what I thought of them, but what the GREEKS
>thought of them. BARBARIAN is a Greek word, meaning that the words of
>foreigners sounded like Ba-Ba-Ba. Thus, the name BARBARA comes from Greek
>and means" foreigner".
> Mary Jo
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