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Re: "What am I, Greek?"

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on June 24, 2005

In Reply to: "What am I, Greek?" posted by Kevin on June 23, 2005

: I've heard this a couple of times from different people. When someone is overlooked or left out they say, "What am I, Greek?" I would say it is the equivalent of, "What am I, invisible?" I want to know if I understand it correctly and why "Greek" is used. Are Greeks invisible or persecuted?

"What am I, black?" is more commonly heard among certain groups of whites. I guess you'd have to live in a predominantly Turkish area for the "Greek" version to mean the same thing.