Sunday, 23 October 2011

Shakespeare Sunday's: Julius Caesar- It's All Greek to Me

It's all Greek to me is something that you say when you do not understand something that is written or said. As in, " I've tried reading the manual, but it's all Greek to me."

This phrase comes from Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar

 Play: Julius Caesar -Act 1. Scene 2
  • Cassius: Did Cicero say anything?
    Casca: Ay, he spoke Greek.
    Cassius: To what effect?
    Casca: Nay, an I tell you that I'll ne'er look you i' the face again: but those that understood him smiled at one another, and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek to me.
    • Scene ii

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