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The origin of the phrase "it's Greek to me"

Posted by Meyer on February 29, 2000

In Reply to: It's Willie again posted by Bob on February 29, 2000

Hello,

Thank you for your responses.

I managed to find a source that indicates the use of this phrase predates Shakespeare, and is in fact derived from a Medieval Latin proverb "Graecum est; non potest legi" (It is Greek; it cannot be read).