The Greek Language Is Deluged With English Right Now

The word for pandemic is absolutely Greek, but nearly everything else the Greeks discuss about COVID-19 is English – and a leading linguist is worried. “Far too many [English terms] are entering spoken and written Greek. On the television you hear phrases such as ‘rapid tests are being conducted via drive-through’, and almost all the words are English. It’s as if suddenly I’m hearing Creole.” – The Observer (UK)

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