A Conversation for Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece

Very interesting!

Post 1

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - biggrin
and thanks for reminding me about "Cool Patron Saints"smiley - angel
which I'd forgotten aboutsmiley - ok

Well done!

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Post 2


You say that about half the male population is called Spyro. I think that should be 'Spiros'.

Excellent article - brought back some nice memories. smiley - smiley

Corfu is beautiful and a great holiday choice. There are other things you could have mentioned about Corfu (Gerald Durrell, olive trees) but if you are concentrating on Corfu Town, perhaps not. I believe Corfu Town has the only cricket pitch in Greece, as a consequence of its brief spell under British rule.

smiley - ok


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Post 3

Gnomon - time to move on

Spyro or Spyros, it's a matter of taste. Greek men have names ending in -os, but when you address them, you drop the s, so it's just as usual to leave the s out when giving the name. As for Spiro or Spyro, that's just transliteration - unfortunately, there is no standard way of transliterating Greek. The method I use leaves the Upsilon as Y rather than translating it to I.

There's another entry on Corfu Island which I'm working on at the moment. It mentions the Durrells and other things.

Pardon me, but ...

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smiley - ok I didn't know about dropping the 's' - just thought it was a typo.

I'll look forward to the Corfu entry. We had a really great holiday there in (I think)1996. Must go back some time. smiley - smiley


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Post 5

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Great entry! I lived in Corfu (in the village of Potamos) when I worked at the Kerkyra Golf Hotel in 1980, and I regard being on that island as a peak experience. I hope tourism hasn't changed it too much.

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