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Letter: Nick Giannopoulos did not trademark the word ‘wogs’ but his shows

It appears the hit job on Nick Giannopoulos was successful. A week ago he was still respected and admired as the Greek Australian who in the late 1980’s popularised and …

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Letters and readers’ reactions on Nick Giannopoulos and the trademarking of wogs

Neos Kosmos has been inundated by letters and comments related to the recent news of Nick Giannopoulos and his trademarking of the word ‘wogs’. Here’s what some of our readers …

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An open letter to ‘wog boy’ Nick Giannopoulos

Dear Nick Giannopoulos, Most Greek Australians are aware of you as being a trail blazer by making wog comedy hip and likeable thanks to the highly popular and successful stage …

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To be a wog or not to be

Nick Giannopoulos, of Wogs out of Work fame, warned that he would take “legal action against comedians using the word ‘wog’ to promote their shows.” The successful stage production Wogs Out …

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Celebrating Erotokritos Year 2019 (Part 3): So who was Vitsentzos Kornaros?

All he tells us, in the epilogue to Erotokritos, is that he was born and raised in Sitia, where he created Erotokritos, and was married in the capital, Candia. He …

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Vale Maria Barbayannis, family reflects on the lawyer’s life

It is with the deepest sense of loss and achingly heavy hearts that we farewell Maria Barbayannis, a truly magnificent and extraordinary woman who was taken from us so very …

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Nick Giannopoulos, Wog TM and the custodian of ‘wogs’

“A blocky, cuboidal head, faced in pinks and whites and ruled in a fretwork of longitudes and latitudes which showed a few orthographic traces of worry…” Three Wogs, Alexander Theroux. …

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Vale Victor Borg, an advocate for migrants and ethnic communities in Australia

Victor Borg AM, Barrister, Chairman Maltese Community Council of Victoria, former Chairman of the Ethnic Communities Council, and author of significant policy documents died last week after a long illness. …

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Buttocks of Greece, an ancient-arse country

– Τι είναι η Ελλάδα; the old man enquired, his bushy eyebrows raised in indignation, flecks of spittle flying from his dentures. Μια κωλόχωρα είναι. I am not aware of …

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Christians have lived in Turkey for two millenia but their future is uncertain

Vowing to better protect Christians, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told media at the White House recently that Turkey will restore churches damaged during the civil war in northeastern Syria. …