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Though the De Greeks are usually the recipients of unstinted and expensive private educations, our thirst for knowledge remains unabated and in some circles it is, indeed, legendary.

Material things are as naught to us, we scoff at wealth, we do not seek prosperity and knowledge is everything in our universe.

Our position has always been to consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls, we De Greeks ask ourselves?

Speaking of fowls, Brother Sabu Singh has covered the subject quite extensively and I shall refer to his superior knowledge in due course.

Now in the spirit of this thirst for knowledge, I often visit sites where women are generously offering advice to other women, usually about men. Being an ignorant peasant from Cyprus, I often ask in these fora (not forums as erroneously referred to by those without a basic knowledge of Latin grammar) what I think are relevant questions, but unless I begin my questions with ebullient compliments about the wisdom and intelligence of the authors concerned, I am ignored. My feelings are hurt, as I imagine the tossing of the head that precedes the refusal of the authors to cast their pearls of wisdom in the direction of male swine. Again, this is another biblical reference which is due to a higher education funded by honest toil.

So I have decided to plagiarize. I shall put before you questions and answers I have found on the Internet in the hope that all of us might benefit, for the good of human relations and humanity in general.

One such specialist published a letter from Gladys, an advice seeking admirer with statements and questions which cannot fail but create scientific interest in those studying the female mind:

Gladys says that she has lived with her partner George for 6.5 glorious, loving, wonderful years during which Gladys has had no interest in marriage. Or so she says and here we may choose to believe her or not, depending on our generosity of spirit at the time the question is raised. Though not the marrying kind, three months into their relationship our Gladys decided that he is “The One” but cruised along for all the years without taking up the matter with George.

However, recently realisation has sunk in that all their friends have actually gotten married and some are even contemplating solid investments for the education of their future grandchildren.

As soon as she broached the subject with George, however, for some strange reason, George suddenly began to be unsure about the wisdom of such a drastic commitment after only six-point-five-years of imitation conjugal bliss with Gladys. He is not sure. He is confused. What is love in the greater scheme of things, the philosopher in George now asks.

Here, reading the text, one gets the impression that it is at this point that steel has crept into the voice of our Gladys when she addresses George. The independent observer now feels for George. One sees a George who has run out of excuses and apparently a George who tries to come clean by finally telling Gladys clearly (“and honestly”) - the brackets are Gladys’s not mine - that George has began to have doubts as to whether he is in love.

Though to every single man reading this the situation is crystal clear, Gladys disappointingly does not appear to get the point, to grasp the situation and, with a great deal of computer ink and tears, applies to our expert for advice on what to do.

Regrettably for Gladys, the expert also fails to comprehend the clarity of the situation as perceived by all of us here and requires 1284 words to respond. That’s how many words our expert uses in reply, yet when I make a comment on her site she does not deign to honour me (the “u” is deliberate, for the benefit of colonials) with even two words, even if the first one might've begun with an “F”. For Gladys, though, our expert feels that the sky is the limit and after 1284 words the gist of the advice is, and this is a verbatim quotation:

“You need to seduce this man!”

I like Gladys. Her perseverance is admirable, though misplaced, so I shall try to illustrate the situation for her in the hope that she will comprehend it as quickly as possible and move on before her friends begin to invite her to the baptisms of their grandchildren, introducing her to newcomers as their "spinster friend".



The Baya Weaver
The Baya Weaver

He Loves You Not

For this purpose I shall call upon the superior knowledge of Brother Sabu Singh and his world renowned treatise under the all encompassing title “What I Have Learnt From Birds”.

I call upon Gladys to pay particular attention to the following paragraph and I hope that Brother Sabu Singh shall not begrudge me the quotation:

The fidelity of the Sarus Crane is legendary. In fact, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir writes of the Sarus' lifelong bond in his opus Jahangirnama. On the other hand, the promiscuity of the Sage Grouse, some Sandpipers and Hummingbirds is well known. The Baya Weaver and its intricate nest tell a fascinating story. The male builds a nest after which a number of females inspect it. One of them finally approves and occupies the nest, and copulation occurs. Subsequently the male builds another nest and repeats the exercise with another lot of females


The bold lettering of the last sentence is mine, my dear Gladys. We Sarus Crane types look on the Sage Grouse and the Baya Weavers of this world with a raised eyebrow and a feeling of superiority which can only be considered justifiable by a person of solid Christian morals.

We frown on female Baya Weavers who wish to inspect our worldly goods before opening their wings to us. Our pride will not allow us to be enticed by their attractions, no matter how alluring (though in truth we might occasionally make an exception in some particularly promising instances).

However, not all men are as we, Gladys. I am afraid that your George may have started out as a Sarus Crane and might have remained so for, as you so aptly put it, 6.5 years, but that was under completely different circumstances, meaning they were 6.5 wonderful years during which you did not insist on this strange proclivity you have recently become enslaved by, to wit, this mania to be taken down the aisle. In fact your behaviour to date was more designed to ensure your being taken up the creek.

So I am afraid, Gladys, that the time has come for you to take a leaf out of the female Baya Weaver’s book and start inspecting other potential nests, before it is too late.

And Gladys, before you go, please listen to the voice of mature male wisdom. When a female expert on relationships tells you to “talk to your man” don’t believe her and do not listen to her. She is speaking from the position of the woman and she is, in short, speaking through her hat.

We men do not want to listen, Gladys. Not in the sense that your female "experts" would have you believe. We like to discuss literature and daily events, but when you begin speaking of fashion, celebrities and your girlfriends, you lose us, Gladys, you poor fish.

Finally Gladys, when a woman speaks of falling in love with the spirituality of a man, we know that in this case spirituality is a euphemism in the female mind. We know that the spirituality of the male, as assessed by the female of the species, is directly related to the number of multiple orgasms the male is able to provide the female over the long term and the consistency is a crucial factor in the equation.

We note, Gladys, that it took you a test run of three months to decide that poor George is “The One”. During this time you were assessing poor George’s "spirituality" and it seems that our George has come up trumps. Good for George, the new Baya Weaver of the brotherhood of man.


Dimitris Mita

De Greek

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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Unity evokes more than love,A little loyalty trust and friendship along with the intamacy and hell to any man who shows a speck of apathy towards any day to day dialogue of an relationship!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Ah, brother Mentalist, you have lost me with the opeing line, I fear. I fail to follow your no doubt crystal clear thought process, as it is of a level beyond my poor reach...


Website Examiner 6 years ago

Anyone who accepts advice from internet fora does so at their peril. It is my impression that some of those giving advice relish in their own role, which doesn't particularly make them more trustworthy as advisers. And yes, there appears to be a male/female dimension as to who gets listened to, so why even bother?


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Examiner, obviously my poor attempt at humour has sadly fallen short of the ideal. Despite Easter being now over, I shall carry my cross with Christian stoicism :-)


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I laughed at your hub, not because I am siding with male Baya Weavers or because you need me to say so, but because I am always amused by the way you express yourself. I do have some advice. Don't waste valuable time visiting sites where women are generously offering advice to other women :)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

But the education, Green Lotus, the learning to be lost by absence from those illustrious fora!

And of course I need you to laugh. I enjoy it immensely when people understand what I am saying and JamaGenee did me the honour to check what I wrote and to laugh with me :-)

Thank you :-)


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msorensson 6 years ago

Full of wisdom! Well done!! I enjoyed this hub on so many levels, practical being one of them.

I have more men friends than I do women. It is because I spent most of my time with my dad, out in the fields.

My men friends regard me as "buddy"...one of them.

This I found to be true: No matter how much they complain about their spouses, the fact that they stay married to them means they love the women they are married to!!

For the single men, a few who have been with the same women for a while, years..., they give me a gazillion reasons why they don't want to get married.

It all boils down to one: They don't love the women enough to marry them.

Thank you for this!


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

You're priceless, De Greek!

Another hub well-done, beautifully researched and illustrated, supremely amusing and up to your best tongue-in-cheek standards, m’dear. A delight to read and enjoy which of course I just did.

Advice may be appropriate as to how to trap a fox, catch a chicken or corner and capture a squirrel, but advice on how to catch, trap, corner, capture or fathom a person of any gender isn’t, nor would the results of applying such advice be valid except as the comic theme for a French farce on the stage or screen.

You’ve outdone yourself once more!! And in the process you've divulged much. Kudos!


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JamaGenee 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I'm with msorenson - this piece is a delight on so many levels! I fear, tho, that some of the humour may be too subtle for anyone not from either of two islands. ;D

On one point I do have to disagree with msorenson. Many men love a woman "enough" to marry her, but others show their love by NOT going down the aisle. They'll spend the rest of their life with (and be totally faithful to) the woman they love because they **want** to, not because a piece of paper says they *have* to.

You say you know single men who've been with the same women for "a while, years..." and they give you "a gazillion reasons why they don't want to get married". Why on earth are you asking in the first place? Obviously they're committed to the relationship, and that's really all that counts, right?


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

De Greek, loved this, it was rather amusing but I enjoyed your wit on writing this subject and found it interesting from your point of view. As always, I am a fan!


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Thank you for that enlightening lesson on the birds and the bees! :D


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sabu singh 6 years ago

Brother De Greek, I deserveth not the honour (with a U) thou bestoweth on me but thank thee nonetheless.

Many thanks for another delightful, witty piece.

May thy Cup continue to be filled with Writer's Ink.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

MS, thank you for passing by and reading my nonsense :D


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Nellieanna, thank you for your comment. As much I enjoy your comments, I am never sure if I should take them seriously because you know that I love you and so you may feel obliged to write nice things becasue of that, not to hurt my feelings:D


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Jama, how can I thank you enough for editing this piece so well? Without you the errors would have detracted so much from the effort.

The fact that you understand the joke as well as you do (and please note that Brother Sabu Singh, though apparently not a Christian also understood the biblical reference) gives me so much pleasure that you cannot imagine.

I enjoy so much reading and learning from your wonderful hubs and I get inspiration from them, without plagiarising though :D

Thank you so much for editing this, for reading again and for commenting...

Kiss you.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Ladybird, the fact that you can laugh with "Talk to your Man" says a lot about your personal sense of humour.:D


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cameciob 6 years ago

De Greek, I enjoyed your story very much though I think men should never visit women to women sites specially when it is “women to women” no other gender being included here. As for Gladys and George, she should pack his toothbrush right away and send him out to build a better nest.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

FP, I cannot tell a lie, it was all due to the work of Brother Sabu Singh. Without him this would not have been possible. Thank you fo rcommenting :D


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Brother Singh, you understood the biblical joke! Thank you so much for helping out, for joining in the fun, for reading this and for commenting. :D


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Comeciob, the great general Sun Tsu believed that wars should be won before the sword was drawn and to achieve this, he run a network of spies. Being a Sun Tsu fan, I spy on the other side on a regular basis :-))

Thank you for passing by...


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JamaGenee 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Similar to 'keep your friends close and your enemies closer'? What a wise man you are!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

The De Greeks wear size 8 hats, Child and it is no accident that they are renowned for their wisdom.

As the official editor of this masterpiece with all necessary blame burdening your Young Shoulders, I have a question to ask you:

Will whoever holds the publishing rights to the bible consider plagiarism the lines in my story that go:

“consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls”

and expect me to acknowledge that it is form Matthew 6:24–33 (King James Version ?

Do you think that someone might actually recognize this and tell on me? Am I likely to find myself in court, being sued for millions of dollars???

If so I tell you right now that you shall bear your fair share of the costs!!


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Laughed all the way through it - and yet, how right you are. Keep writing, De Greek, Size 8 hat et al - we'll keep reading :)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Why is it that people from India understand me more than others? Either there is something seriously wrong with you lot, or I should have been born an Indian :-)


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Maybe, just maybe, all those years of being ruled over just sort of worked its way into our genetic system or something :D


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Aya Katz 6 years ago from The Ozarks

De Greek, excellent hub! I have a friend who might profit by your wisdom.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Aya,

The De Greeks were born tospread happines, so by all means feel free to pass on this hub to your friend for his enlightenment :-)

Thank you for passing by :-)


De Cuz 6 years ago

A cracking piece D.G. and as usual beneath the obvious humour, a true exposition of the male/female dynamic.

The idea that the female only has to get the man to "listen and talk" to be able to then manouvre the situation to her best advantage was obviously something that Gladys either missjudged or missinterpreted whilst being delusional. As for George he was obviously smugly satisfied that he was able to share his "spirituality" with her until such time as the "commitment alarm bells" sounded., or his back gave out!

I suspect D.G. that there is, or has been at some given time, a percentage of a "George" in us as well!!!

Rock on.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

De Cuz, you wrong me. With the exception of a cousin of mine who appears to change wives with the seasons, we are a Christian family with high moral standards. The fact that this cousing has also been investigated for an apparent strange proclivity to certain sheep in his area, is no reflection to the rest of the family, who would otherwise not be cought dead with the Gladyses of this world.

And what do you mean "obvious" humour? I thought that it ws well hidden, since not many got it. :-)))


Website Examiner 6 years ago

Oh, I forgot to add that it is indeed a well-written piece, a display of substantial courage, arrogance, sophistication, thoughtfulness, and solid research. Pretty funny too, in a funny sort of way. Moreover, your title says it all in a microcosm fashion, which in itself is commendable.

As for the substance of the article, this may be a matter of taste and, as you know, one cannot argue about taste.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

DG, I again loved this hub and as always it was amusing. I thoroughly enjoy your wit. And as always, I am a fan!

greetings

Zsuzsy


Website Examiner 6 years ago

With reference to private correspondence, my praise is genuine and heart-felt. I see a certain "macho" mentality manifest in this piece, yes, but not in a cruel or offensive manner.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Zsuzsy I have come to realise that this type of humour can be controvesial and some people just do not appreciate it.

I can only hope you that you really did, because you know how much I respect your talent. :-)


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Sir Greek what would life be without a little controversial banter. Life is just too hard without seeing the funny in it. Keep them coming and I will keep reading.

zs


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De Cuz 6 years ago from Portsmouth

Funnily enough D.G. humour is such a personal medium don't you think? And Zsuzsys' last comment is so true, especially from a mans perspective. Banter between men is often challenging, can end up being aggressive, but when exploited in the manner it should be , it can be oh so funny and satisfying. However sensitive souls should desist for fear of self harming. The most successful outcome relating to this unique type of interchange is when the participants truely have an understanding of the nature of their counterpart.

I would like to voice a thought on banter between women, but, one, i dont feel qualified to express an opinion, and, two, I can honestly say that I have only experienced or witnessed it between men.

I wonder if your fans see this as a typically male outlet?


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Fans? Do I have fans DC? Counting you it is a total of one :D Thank you for passing by Michael :D


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De Cuz 6 years ago from Portsmouth

Remember D.G......we are never alone or abandoned.....it just feels like it at times.


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I predict a new avenue opening for you dear sir. Something along the line of your discussion here - but not to give solutions to relationship woes but how to laugh at them. I can imagine Gladys, if she read this, ROFL-ing! :D


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Cris, I don't quite feel complete until I hear your opinion on my hubs :-)) Thank you ..


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

You, my dear sir, are a genius. I kneel humbly in the presence of your mighty pen...er...keyboard!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Habee, we Great Authors always apprecaite a good word and, more importantly, we know how to take a joke :-) Thank you for passing by and for your kind words...:-)


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Merlin Fraser 6 years ago from Cotswold Hills

I can just see it now, De Greek changes his name to Dear Deirdre ! Could be a whole new career for you, assuming the more misunderstood of your readership don’t kill you first.

Female to female advice normally comes from Mum to daughter, best friend to under friend none of which is to say anything nice about the male of the species.

I love your humour but I don’t think Gladys will become a fan any time soon, but it sounds as though she is past saving anyway. I wouldn’t worry too much about your humour being misunderstood around here.

HubPages is a multi cultural site and humour has trouble crossing borders some times and it is unlikely you will please all of the people all of the time. I wouldn’t let it worry you, you amuse and entertain more than you upset and that is a worthwhile talent.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for the comment Merl. So P G Wodehouse can rest in peace without turning in his grave with fear that a new competitor threatens his crown :-)


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Merlin Fraser 6 years ago from Cotswold Hills

Ah!De Greek, we humble wannabes sit in the shadow of P.G. the Master, if it helps I don't think he understood women either !


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Another masterpiece Dimitirus. Your deep and meaningful prose rings so true!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

GP, We Great Authors are naturally flattered when you call our work a “masterpiece”, but you must be aware that you are in danger of first upsetting Merl, and second of having me asking you to marry me :-)))))

Clearly the latter danger is the most serious one :-)


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia

LOL! Brilliant! I really enjoyed this. To me, humor can be difficult to write, but you do it very well because your delivery is so clever and smooth. De Greek rocks! :)

I don't know all of the hubbers on your list, but about half of them I do know, and I couldn't agree more...they have inspired me beyond words.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Pam, you cannot imagine how I appreciate your comments on this. Thank you very much :-)


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Ouch! This is painfully humorous and so true! Brilliant. *walks away mumbling* " I am NOT a spinster!" :P


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Invictus, always pleased to communicate with people who have a sense of humour :-)


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

If you promise not to kiss me I'll make a comment, OK?

OK so no kissing, right?

This was too bloody funny for words, DG. I loved every Biblical moment of it.

As Pam says, you rock, brother! But no kissing, please! And keep your pen in your pants, please. Seriously.

Love and peace

Tony


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Tony, I would not kiss you for a bet, and that is saying something :-)

If you have a chance, please do me the favour and have a look at this:

http://hubpages.com/community/Our-man-De-Greek-con :D


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

"We men do not want to listen, Gladys. Not in the sense that your female "experts" would have you believe. We like to discuss literature and daily events, but when you begin speaking of fashion, celebrities and your girlfriends, you lose us, Gladys, you poor fish."

I laughed more at the ending of this paragraph than I have laughed in a while. I thoroughly enjoyed the deliciously prolonged subtle satire in this piece and the scholarly avian references at the right times was brilliant. The fact that male and female fans alike got it and enjoyed is a revelation about the ways of intragender (intergender?) communication. Colorfully and with humor may just be the Rossetta Stone. Thanks for the great fun.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

No, thank YOU Winsome.We Great Authors gunuinely enjoy flattery :-))


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

Hi De Greek,

It's been a while since I've dropped by..it's hard to keep up with everyone. Im impressed by this hub not so much for the content as the style. Your writing is a smooth and seamless as a yard of silk.

I think I'm suffering from a little bit of *prose envy*...


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Ah... what a nice thing to say Jane :-)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

this is good, but it will take me a few times to understand it all. I have read all the comments and your comments too, i love the process. Cris A loves you, that means you are on the same intelectual level, i am somewhere much lower in the spectrum. I will enjoy more i think 4th time round. Keep at it, i am enjoying your work. Have you ever read Hardy?


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Is that Thomas Hardy, child, as in "Far from the Madding Crowd?"


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

De Greek loved this hub you have a sense of humor like no other. Great stuff. Cheers.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi LadyJane, your kind words hit the spot, thanks :-)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

De Greek, Ah I do like a good dance and you have so masterfully cut in and turned art to tongue and gracefully flew light about the dance floor where the gaggle of girls ran pack! I see, I see... Thanks and Peace ;)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Katie, I just realized that I have been rude and did not respond to your comment. Sorry and thank you:-)


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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Hah! De Greek, you are just a flat F-ing joy to read, dude. Increasingly so, even. This is hilarious. For a Sarus crane, you have the ethos and humor of the raven, a winged wisdom and wordliness. With force and fun, you have focused on fluctuating fowl-like flightiness of we fickle humans face in finding love. Absolutely bravo, on this.

Hay, btw, the last one I read from you was about roosters. What's up with you and birds? We gonna see a humming bird / ostrich romance piece next? :P


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

The De Greeks are men of nature, Shades and our hearts yearn for the wide open spaces. :-))

You cannot imagine how much I appreciate you taking the trouble to read this. I am anxious to reciprocate in any way I can, but I know that it can not be in any way connected to literature, since YOU ARE THE MASTER!


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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Dude, you write beautifully. Humility is all fine and stuff, but you have mad skills. I hope you at least know in your private mind how talented you are and how good your command of craft is. No need admit it aloud, but, if you do, good - a nod and a lifted glass. If you don't... do.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Shades, I have no imagination and I could never write like you. That's the point. What “skill” I have in writing, comes from writing business letters. There is no craft here. Just comes out. I am pleased that some of the things I write make some people laugh. I get upset when they don't get the joke, like the biblical reference above, but that's because I am an amateur. When I grow up I want to be able to write just like you :-)))

Oh, and I am dyslexic, so don't be surprised by teh jumbled up leters I sometimes forget to correct :-)))


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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Meh, people always "don't get the joke" as a collective readership. Layers of audience will enjoy the layers of your wit. Honestly, as a critic, I would say the only place where the flow broke in this piece came when I read the line where you pointed out "another biblical reference." Seems to me, those truly enjoying the fun did not need to be told and those who did need to be told already missed it so, really, didn't need to be told either.

Say what you want, you have craft. :P


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Shades, thank you :-)


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

How did I miss this one for so long? Life and relationships are hard anyway, so the only way to deal with it is through humor and intelligence; you are a master of both


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Petra, you are your ususal kind self. Tahnk you :D


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geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Omg de greek youve got to keep writing I love your hubs, dont ever change:) ge


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

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:-) geegee, you are so good for my ego :-))


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Hilarious! Amazing how some men easily change serious, painful issues into smile-provoking facts. You have indeed ripped off the scaring mask of an austere fool, if I may dare to use this as a metaphor for Gladys’s situation. We woman are really prima donnas on the stage of love, always creating (our own) dramas. I will read your hubs when I need a smile, sir. Thanks for the links to REAL authors. For an encore I prefer your brilliant metaphor. We definitely need to watch the birds and the bees and all other creatures (except humans) to become wise.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi there! Thank you for your kind comments :-)


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Jarn 6 years ago from Sebastian, Fl

I envy your writing style. It's remiscient of Terry Pratchett in its erudition, grammatical complexity, and genteel refinement which, nevertheless, maintains an extremely dry wit. Dare I say, it even approaches tongue-in-cheek in places. Both easy to read and terribly enjoyable, good sir. Goes to show the value of the educational system, and the "colonial" shortcomings.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

If I knew who Terry Prachett was, I am assuming that I should be taking this as a compliment. Just in case it is, thank you! :-)) Let it never be said taht the De Greeks are not a polite lot :-))


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Jarn 6 years ago from Sebastian, Fl

You might enjoy his works. He started out primarily in satire and parody, then branched off from there. Produced the Discworld series, 40+ books with 50 million copies sold worldwide. I think he's one of the world's all time top ten bestsellers. His imagination, refined narrative style, and sense of humor are like nothing else. So, yeah, to me at least it was meant as a compliment :)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

I shall look him up, thanks :-)


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Ah, I think my mother is a man inside. Back in my single days, when all of my female friends were handing out all manner of advice, she could put it all into perspective with just a few words. And, she was always right. She was more succinct than you but had the same clarity on such issues. (Your style however softens the blow a bit better though)

Keep on going to those forums. If you want to know something about men, why would you ask a woman?(unless of course she's really a man inside).


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Right on, Mulberry! I am always astonished by women who call themselves experts on me :-))


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

De Greek-it seems I'm coming up behind everyone with this posting. It was the first one of your work that I picked to read and I have to say the accolades are well deserved! It takes a certain intelligence to write with such cleverness.

I love your wit and writing style...and, yes, while I do not know 'Gladys' I got it.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your work, subtleties and all.

I thoroughly enjoyed the chuckle. Thanks!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

How kind you are Denise. Thank you and welcome here :-)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I love Love LOVE it!

Oh how silly and dense these women be. A man will make it VERY obvious of his affections toward you with the chasing you down here there and everywhere The seeking of your constant delight by delivering you intense pleasure in all regards means YES,

He will tell you over and over trying hard to convince you, if your not, till you are.

He will laugh, chuckle and grin in delight just looking at you!

If this does not occur, he does not want to keep you but you'll do as long as your there...

I do say, what indeed is with these women. A man who wants you will either have to be beaten over the head repeatedly till he forgets your name or give in to him and enjoy the adoration!

There is no question about it! I think you should maintain the thorn in their side if you get any satisfaction from it, the more you ignore their dislike of your obvious knowledge and insights the more you will twist it... LOVE It!

I for one am your cheer leader ;)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Katie my love, I am glad to see a woman who gets it! Gland you liked it and thank you for reading:-)))


Sophia Angelique 6 years ago

Oh, so that's why they only last 3 weeks with me. :)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Now you know, Sofia. No charge. Just send over some cookies next time you feel like baking :-))


Kat @ Get Back To Him 5 years ago

You write well, but you do know you lose many readers. It's obvious every phrase was meticulously wrought with hierarchical expression (that which suited thou).


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Excuse me while I yawn :-))


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Buffoon 5 years ago

HEHE was drawn in by your comment on the feed and now I see where it comes from HEHEHE some people got spit in their coffee and they just can't chill just like the rest of the world, can they? LOL

So, since I was here, though I may as well read! This is funny dude, wasn't sure whether to rate funny or awesome, went for funny in the end, 'cause I'm a Buffoon afer all :)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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If only I knew what a feed was, I might be able to grasp what a feed is and where I can see it so that I also get informed!!!! :-))))

Thanks for passing by :-)

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