What (non-Greek) scientists say

Infographics are all the rage at the moment. Here’s a nice one from the folks at Twisted Doodles:

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Feel free to add to the list yourself.

Incidentally, when people think “Eureka!” you’ll probably hear them say something like “YourEEKa!” For shame. It’s Ancient Greek. The emphasis would have been on the first syllable, not the penultimate one (which was more of a Latin thing).

So, “YOUReka!” then. That’s what scientists say.

Except Greek ones, of course. (For them, it’s “EVrika!.)

εύρηκα!



Categories: Jargon, Science

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