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

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/46/Greek_alphabet_xi.png/200px-Greek_alphabet_xi.png

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

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a6/Greek_alphabet_zeta.png

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

Endymion
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!"

Vera
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.

Little_Miss_1565
04-19-2006, 02:43 AM
It corresponds the Roman S, apparently.

Would that be the letter 'sodomy'?

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

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Greek_letter_omega.png

Little_Miss_1565
04-19-2006, 02:45 AM
lol, bewbz.

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

SLAP YO' GRANDMA

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

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

Nina
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.

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

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

*gasps and faints*

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

Vera
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.

sKratch
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.

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

clokey43
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.