Monthly Archives: May 2004

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Tassos takes on America!

THE ETHNARCH leaves for Boston today after a three-day stint at the EU-Latin American countries summit in Guadalajara, at which he explained the Greek Bananiot ‘no’ vote to the leaders of countries that do not matter, such as Chile and Colombia, and dissuaded them from recognising the pseudo-plantation.

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The mespyla mystery

Mespilus, mesle, medle, medlar (or just loquat)

Sir,
Patroclos might be interested to know that mespyla come from the Latin mespilus or mespilum, which became in Old French mesle or medle, coming in to English as the medlar. The variety grown in Cyprus is the Japanese medlar, better known as loquat.
Paul Bramshaw, Paphos

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Who am I supposed to believe on V-plates?

Sir,
I have sympathy with Geoffrey Smith’s view (letters, May 25) that V-plate “advice from customs was available” in plenty of time to avoid knee-jerk reaction. However, this advice was not crystal clear – and appeared to vary. In desperation, I went to Nicosia and took the highest advice open to me.

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The view from the south

THERE are mixed emotions among shop keepers on the Greek Cypriot side of Nicosia, following rumours that the barricades cutting Ledra street in two could be removed to allow movement to and from the north.

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