Posted by Barbara DuVall on April 25, 2001
In Reply to: Re: It's all Greek to me posted by Arnie on February 29, 2000
: : Hello,
: : Does anybody know the origin of the expression, "It's all Greek to me"?
: : I would be very interested to find out.
: : Thank you
: : Meyer.
: This is an observation rather than a definitive answer. I've heard the expression used to describe marks on the page which, from a distance, look like text but which, on close inspection reveal themselves as the mere marks they are. There are even word processors with the facility to 'Greek' your text.
: To say 'It's all Greek to me' means, of course, 'I see it but I have no idea what it means'
: I'm sure this doesn't help your quest but I feel much better having got it 'off my chest' - there's a phrase 'Off my chest' where did that originate I wonder?