So I’m in the local diner waiting for a takeout order, just standing there by the counter waiting. The diner is of course run by Greeks. A guy, possibly the proprietor, is sitting on a stool at the counter in front of me reading a newspaper. The geometry of the situation is such that I can read it over his shoulder in a non-embarrassing way. The newspaper is all in Greek.
I can’t read Greek at all, but I know the alphabet. So with nothing better to do, I am idly spelling out the headlines to myself. (A very low form of intellectual activity, I’ll admit, right down there close to thinking about nothing at all, but my brain gets tired pondering Quantitative Easing all day long.)
Here’s my question: What’s up with that mu-pi where, it seems to me, there ought to be a beta?
I put my Radio Derb research assistants on this, and Mandee came up with this. It still doesn’t compute though. According to that, the mu-pi business is for the beginning of words.