View Full Version : What is your favourite greek letter?

04-19-2006, 12:56 AM
I'm a pretty big fan of squiggle (see right).


But then sometimes I get it confused with zeta (also right).


Man, I can't wait until my exam is over. It may be frying my brain.

04-19-2006, 01:02 AM
I'm a pretty big fan of squiggle
oddly enough, i was talking to this visiting professor a month or so ago about superconductor stuff and the superconductor coherence length came up and i was all "huh?" and he points to this equation in the paper i had and i said "oh, the squiggle!"

04-19-2006, 01:27 AM
I remember when we were on a holiday in Greece (or that island thingy next to it), I got to spell my in Greek. The first letter looked funny, kind of like the squiggle but more Z-like. Anyone know which letter it was?

It corresponds the Roman S, apparently.

04-19-2006, 02:43 AM
It corresponds the Roman S, apparently.

Would that be the letter 'sodomy'?

04-19-2006, 02:43 AM
Omega wins.


04-19-2006, 02:45 AM
lol, bewbz.

04-19-2006, 02:47 AM
Those is grannybewbz.


04-19-2006, 03:20 AM
Would that be the letter 'sodomy'?
U r dum. That's the Greeks who were ghey.

04-19-2006, 03:36 AM
I must admit I am partial to Pi.

04-19-2006, 07:01 AM
Same here.
But I still like gamma most.
I'll feel like a complete loser if that isnt greek.

04-19-2006, 07:04 AM
Fuck dead societies! GREEK DIS! *vulgar crotch grab*

04-19-2006, 07:06 AM
*vulgar crotch grab*

*gasps and faints*

04-19-2006, 07:08 AM
*childish, villainous giggle* w0rd!

04-19-2006, 07:25 AM
Fuck dead societies! GREEK DIS! *vulgar crotch grab*
Oh if Jenny the Jew was here...

Mota Boy
04-19-2006, 08:08 AM
Zeta. Not for the looks, just for the history.

Zeta was originally the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet, but when the Romans adopted it, they found no use for it, as Latin didn't have a "z" sound, so they kicked zeta out of the alphabet entirely and replaced it with "g". Years later, when the Romans, in all their conquestin', took control of Greece they incorporated some Greek words into their language, a few of which required a "z". And so the Romans grudgingly revived zeta, but stuck it at the end of the alphabet so as not to fuck up the rotation.

04-19-2006, 10:16 AM
Isn't squiggle xi? Anyways... I like a lot of Greek letter. Endy will vouch for me when I say that you use a LOT of Greek letters doing physics. I really like making lower case deltas (I kind of rock at them). As of late, I've been torn as to how I write my rho. I used to always do it like a weird P, but I've been picking up giving it a curved tail.

04-19-2006, 10:17 AM
oh oh oh, i am awesome at doing the rho!

04-19-2006, 10:19 AM
^^^ alot of greek letters in physics, I'd agree with that one. Oh there are so many. I like then though, I'm partial to delta has multiple uses.