καθηγητς Ξενοφν Ζολτας γινε τακτικς καθηγητς πανεπιστημου σε ηλικα μλις 24 ετν, το 1928, και μεινε ως το 1968 οπτε και διχθηκε απ τη δικτατορα, αναγορετηκε ακαδημακς στα 48 του, διετλεσε στλεχος του Διεθνος Νομισματικο Ταμεου επ σειρ ετν και διοικητς της Τρπεζας της Ελλδος, αλλ και πρωθυπουργς της χρας την περοδο της οικουμενικς κυβρνησης του 1989-1990. Πθανε πλρης ημερν το 2004, λγους μνες αφτου γιρτασε τα εκατοστ του γενθλια, και εναι ο εμπνευστς μτρων που επηρασαν καθοριστικ την οικονομικ πορεα της χρας, πως η υποτμηση κατ 50% της δραχμς το 1953 το κψιμο των τριν μηδενικν απ τα χαρτονομσματα το 1954.

Ωστσο, κατ πσα πιθαντητα θα μενει στην ιστορα για τους δο λγους που εκφνησε στη δεκαετα του 1950 και οι οποοι ταν γραμμνοι στα αγγλικ αλλ χρησιμοποιοσαν λξεις ελληνικς προλευσης.

Ο πρτος λγος, εκφωνθηκε στο κλεσιμο της 12ης ετσιας συνεδρασης της Παγκσμιας Τρπεζας, τον Οκτβριο του 1957 στη Να Υρκη, που ο Ξ. Ζολτας παραβρθηκε ως Διοικητς της Τρπεζας Ελλδος. Ο Ξενοφν Ζολτας ξεκνησε την ομιλα του στα αγγλικ, και τη συνχισε επσης στα «αγγλικ» αλλ με αποκλειστικ ελληνογενες λξεις, αν εξαιρσουμε κποιες λγες αναπφευκτες αγγλικς, δηλαδ ρθρα, προθσεις, συνδσμους και βοηθητικ ρματα.

I always wished to address this Assembly in Greek, but realized that it would have been indeed "Greek" to all present in this room. I found out, however, that I could make my address in Greek which would still be English to everybody. With your permission, Mr. Chairman, l shall do it now, using with the exception of articles and prepositions, only Greek words.

"Kyrie, I eulogize the archons of the Panethnic Numismatic Thesaurus and the Ecumenical Trapeza for the orthodoxy of their axioms, methods and policies, although there is an episode of cacophony of the Trapeza with Hellas. With enthusiasm we dialogue and synagonize at the synods of our didymous organizations in which polymorphous economic ideas and dogmas are analyzed and synthesized. Our critical problems such as the numismatic plethora generate some agony and melancholy. This phenomenon is characteristic of our epoch. But, to my thesis, we have the dynamism to program therapeutic practices as a prophylaxis from chaos and catastrophe. In parallel, a Panethnic unhypocritical economic synergy and harmonization in a democratic climate is basic. I apologize for my eccentric monologue. I emphasize my euharistia to you, Kyrie to the eugenic and generous American Ethnos and to the organizes and protagonists of his Amphictyony and the gastronomic symposia".

Ο λγος κανε μεγλη εντπωση και στερα απ δο χρνια ο λληνας ακαδημακς επανλαβε το εγχερημα, τον Οκτβριο του 1959. Ο δετερος λγος εναι εκτενστερος και χρησιμοποιε λιγκι περισστερες αγγλικς λξεις:

Kyrie, it is Zeus' anathema on our epoch for the dynamism of our economies and the heresy of our economic methods and policies that we should agonize the Scylla of numismatic plethora and the Charybdis of economic anaemia.

It is not my idiosyncrasy to be ironic or sarcastic, but my diagnosis would be that politicians are rather cryptoplethorists. Although they emphatically stigmatize numismatic plethora, they energize it through their tactics and practices.

Our policies have to be based more on economic and less on political criteria. Our gnomon has to be a metron between political, strategic and philanthropic scopes. Political magic has always been anti-economic.

In an epoch characterized by monopolies, oligopolies, monopsonies, monopolistic antagonism and polymorphous inelasticities, our policies have to be more orthological. But this should not be metamorphosed into plethorophobia, which is endemic among academic economists. Numismatic symmetry should not hyper-antagonize economic acme.

A greater harmonization between the practices of the economic and numismatic archons is basic. Parallel to this, we have to synchronize and harmonize more and more our economic and numismatic policies panethnically.

These scopes are more practicable now, when the prognostics of the political and economic barometer are halcyonic. The history of our didymοus organizations in this sphere has been didactic and their gnostic practices will always be a tonic to the polyonymous and idiomorphous ethnical economies.

The genesis of the programmed organization will dynamize these policies. Therefore, I sympathize, although not without criticism on one or two themes, with the apostles and the hierarchy of our organs in their zeal to program orthodox economic and numismatic policies, although I have some logomachy with them.

I apologize for having tyrannized you with my Hellenic phraseology.

In my epilogue, I emphasize my eulogy to the philoxenous autochtons of this cosmopolitan metropolis and my encomium to you, Kyrie, and the stenographers.

(απσπασμα ρθρου του Νκου Σαραντκου)
 

Xenophon Zolotas, a great Greek

rofessor Xenophon Zolotas became regular Professor of University in 1928, when he was only 24 years old, and he kept this position until 1968 when he was expelled by the Dictatorship. He was acclaimed Academician at the age of 48, served as an executive of the International Monetary Fund for many years, and as the Director of the Bank of Greece, but also as the Prime Minister of Greece for the period of the Ecumenical Government during 1989-1990. He died in 2004, a few months after celebrating his 100th birthday. He conceived measures that decisively influenced the economic course of Greece, such as the depreciation of the Greek Drachma by 50% in 1953 or the deletion of three trailing zeroes from the value of Greek bank notes in 1954.

However, he will most probably remain famous for his two speeches he delivered in the 50s, which were written in English but used words of Greek origin.
The first speech, was delivered during the closure of the 12th Annual Meeting of the World Bank, in October 1957, in New York, which X. Zolotas attended as the Director of the Bank of Greece. Xenophon Zolotas began his speech in English, and continued in “English” using only words of Greek origin, with the exception of only a few English words, that is to say, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, and auxiliary verbs.

I always wished to address this Assembly in Greek, but realized that it would have been indeed "Greek" to all present in this room. I found out, however, that I could make my address in Greek which would still be English to everybody. With your permission, Mr. Chairman, l shall do it now, using with the exception of articles and prepositions, only Greek words.

"Kyrie, I eulogize the archons of the Panethnic Numismatic Thesaurus and the Ecumenical Trapeza for the orthodoxy of their axioms, methods and policies, although there is an episode of cacophony of the Trapeza with Hellas. With enthusiasm we dialogue and synagonize at the synods of our didymous organizations in which polymorphous economic ideas and dogmas are analyzed and synthesized. Our critical problems such as the numismatic plethora generate some agony and melancholy. This phenomenon is characteristic of our epoch. But, to my thesis, we have the dynamism to program therapeutic practices as a prophylaxis from chaos and catastrophe. In parallel, a Panethnic unhypocritical economic synergy and harmonization in a democratic climate is basic. I apologize for my eccentric monologue. I emphasize my euharistia to you, Kyrie to the eugenic and generous American Ethnos and to the organizes and protagonists of his Amphictyony and the gastronomic symposia".

That speech made a huge impression, and two years later the Greek Academician repeated his undertaking in October 1959. The second speech was more extensive, and used a few more English words:

Kyrie, it is Zeus' anathema on our epoch for the dynamism of our economies and the heresy of our economic methods and policies that we should agonize the Scylla of numismatic plethora and the Charybdis of economic anaemia.

It is not my idiosyncrasy to be ironic or sarcastic, but my diagnosis would be that politicians are rather cryptoplethorists. Although they emphatically stigmatize numismatic plethora, they energize it through their tactics and practices.

Our policies have to be based more on economic and less on political criteria. Our gnomon has to be a metron between political, strategic and philanthropic scopes. Political magic has always been anti-economic.

In an epoch characterized by monopolies, oligopolies, monopsonies, monopolistic antagonism and polymorphous inelasticities, our policies have to be more orthological. But this should not be metamorphosed into plethorophobia, which is endemic among academic economists. Numismatic symmetry should not hyper-antagonize economic acme.

A greater harmonization between the practices of the economic and numismatic archons is basic. Parallel to this, we have to synchronize and harmonize more and more our economic and numismatic policies panethnically.

These scopes are more practicable now, when the prognostics of the political and economic barometer are halcyonic. The history of our didymοus organizations in this sphere has been didactic and their gnostic practices will always be a tonic to the polyonymous and idiomorphous ethnical economies.

The genesis of the programmed organization will dynamize these policies. Therefore, I sympathize, although not without criticism on one or two themes, with the apostles and the hierarchy of our organs in their zeal to program orthodox economic and numismatic policies, although I have some logomachy with them.

I apologize for having tyrannized you with my Hellenic phraseology.

In my epilogue, I emphasize my eulogy to the philoxenous autochtons of this cosmopolitan metropolis and my encomium to you, Kyrie, and the stenographers.

(extract from an article published by Mr. Nikos Sarantakos)