It’s all Greek to me
I previously mentioned in passing that I’ve been trying to pick up modern Greek in my spare time. These days, however, spare time has given way to deadlines and my linguistic pursuits have been put on hold.
A few days ago, however, I met a Greek MSc. student and tested out my knowledge by trying to spell his name out in Greek. This wasn’t a terribly impressive feat, but he seemed surprised and asked me where I became so familiar with the Greek alphabet.
At the time I happened to be reading a copy of Cheng and Li’s Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics, so I casually flipped to a random page and showed him that every physics student knows the Greek alphabet. 🙂
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