"Greekisms"

These Greekisms will raise your eyebrows

(Funny sayings overheard at some of our favorite local Greek-owned businesses).

  • An owner talking about his recent phone conversation with a table-top supplierĀ said..."The guy told me he had the best tables so I took his words!"
  • An owner talking about cutting back on his newspaper advertising said..."The best advertising is mouth to mouth."
  • A banquet owner said he needed to contact his photographer to get high resolution photos for his next ad and said... "I called my guy for the high-resurrection images."
  • An owner speaking of his daughter's recent illness said... "In the winter, she always gets the strip throats."
  • An owner told customers he had to go in the kitchen to clean the stanley steel"
  • When a restaurant owner felt like he was being pressured by a salesman to sign more than one contract, he said..."Take it easy, one step on the side."
  • An owner wondering how his friend couldn't remember what they recently spoke about said, "What's the matter, you got old-timers?"
  • An owner asked a regular customer who had just ordered a salad, "What's the matter, you lose your appetizer?"
  • An owner apparently learned something new from a customer and said, "You open my eye."
  • An owner wanted to share something funny with a friend and said, "Listen to this one, you're gonna crack laughing."
  • A restaurant owner was telling a friend that another restaurant wasn't doing so well and said, "He strangles over there."
  • An owner was trying to comfort a hurting friend and said, "You know what they say, that's a life."
  • A female manager told her friend about pains in her body and said, "I think I have osteoperosi."
  • An owner was talking about someone who lives in the city saying "his friend lives downtown by the elevator."
  • A manager was overheard talking about a wealthy customer saying, "That guy has a rose roy."
  • A customer said that he visited a local seafood restaurant and enjoyed "a couple of drinks and the squig."
  • A manager was telling a customer about his favorite fish and said, "I like Salmon better than Cod but that's me person."
  • An owner was talking about his wife going to her doctor for a catscam.
  • An owner told a customer who was taking 4 pills for a headache, "If you take too many pills, then you get yoost!"
  • Overheard at a restaurant lobby, "I went to the doctor because I hurt my rotator cup."
  • "I've been married 35 years, now that's a mildstone!"
  • A waitress told fellow employees she often receives bones for Christmas from her family (after pondering "bones" for a while, the employees finally realize their friend meant "bonds.")
  • "I'll cross that bridge when it gets here."
  • "They tried to convince me but I stood on my grounds."
  • "That's what life is all about it!"
  • "Then she got pregnant and had triples!"
  • "Our Eggs Benedict has the best Holiday sauce"
  • "If you get sick, then you might get ammonia."
  • "An owner received some ominous papers from lawyers and said, "Look, I got a suit law."
  • "Frustrated about lack of morals, one owner said, I don't know what this world goes to"
  • "I got my hair cut short this time...you know what they say, less is longer."