- Because we are 2004 European Champions in football.

- Because we buy whole watermelons and not in slices.

- Because we buy whole lambs and not in pieces.

- Because nights in Greece finish in the morning.

- Because we take our coffee slowly, while smoking and not in "shots".

- Because flirting is our national hobby.

- Because sex is our national sport.

- Because we always moan about the public sector and everyone seeks to get a job in it.

- Because we are not puritans.

- Because we are not racists.

- Because we go out almost every night even if we are penniless.

- Because we know how to spend better that we know how to save.

- Because we never visit others empty handed.

- Because there is no way to explain to foreigners what is "kapsoura" (burning desire for someone).

- Because in Greece family is still something valuable.

- Because we do not share the petrol with those we take in our cars.

- Because we always make it, albeit in the last moment.

- Because for the sake of a woman we made war for 10 years(Trojan war).

- Because we are everywhere around the planet.

-Because we love and hate with passion.

- Because "filotimo"(helping someone because it is a shame not to)doesn't exist in any other languages.

- Because whenever foreigners cannot find a word, they use one of ours.

- Because we spend our bad and low times with our friends and family not with shrinks.

- Because Socrates, Pluto and Aristotle were Greek.

- Because we invented theatre.

- Because we gave birth to Democracy.

- Because we discovered logic.

- Because we started science.

- Because we are proud of our culture, not of our wars.

- Because when others were discovering meat, we already had cholesterol.

- Because when we were building the Parthenon, the others were still sleeping on trees.

- Because we gave the light to all these leaders who are "striving" for peace by making wars.

- Because we have a distinction between Eros (falling in love) & Agapi (innocent love), while we feel both passionately.

- Because Eros was a Greek God.

- Because when others used to be clothed with wolf skin we were weaving see-through linen!

- Because "Greeks do not fight as heroes, heroes fight like Greeks" (Winston Churchill, 1941).

- Because we don't use ketchup with our food - it tastes good anyway!

- Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our Medieval alphabet to the Slavs.

- Because we get angry quickly but we forget all about it even quicker.

- Because we are not ashamed to cry.

- Because we dance when we are sad, and dance even more when we are happy.

- Because we work to live and we do not live to work.

- Because 97% of the stars names are Greek.

- Because although we know danger well, we dare.

- Because when you shout "brother" in the streets everyone turns around.

- Because we always talk about getting in a diet after we had our meal.

- Because we speak loudly and laugh even louder.

- Because we do not know what anxiety is.

- Because we walk in the streets at 4:00 in the morning and there are traffic jams.

- Because we are direct.

- Because we never report people who cheat.

- Because we always have a solution to problems, even if usually ends up illegal.

- Because we have tendencies to extremity.

- Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we reach 18.

- Because when we want to sunbathe, we go to the beach, we don't crawl on grass or jump into fountains.

- Because we confront every difficulty with humor.

- Because the Olympic games were born here.

- Because with our (Olympic) light, we unite the world and pass the message of peace.

- Because our sky is blue, not gray.

- Because we have the cleanest and most breathtaking seas on the planet.

- Because 40% of Oxford dictionary is made up with Greek words.

- Because we are a poor country with very rich citizens.

- Because we know what "Kefi" (propensity to fun) means.

- Because we like to spend money and eat fish while they are still fresh.

- Because we grow hallucigenic weed without biological engineering!

- Because our "model for life" has many curves.

- Because we wear sandals without socks.

- Because we get paid on Friday and we end up owing money by Monday morning.

- Because we gave the oath "freedom or death".

- Because we have a small, poor country full of people with big hearts.