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Old 04-02-2008, 05:05 PM
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I learned it via a song and fall into that if I'm not trying to say it quickly, but by now I can spit it out as fast as I want. I was never "tested" with a match but I tried it for fun and I can get it out twice before I wave it out. Then again I like playing with fire.

My record is 6 times. Not that I ever played with fire. Or held a match. Nope, it wasn't me who held the match.


PS I Never knew how to use a match or a lighter until I was about 32 lol. I was too chicken!
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:51 PM
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has anyone seen the butterfly effect? theres a scene in there where ashton kutcher spits off the greek alphabet really fast. They way i learned the greek alphabet was trying to mimic that and go as fast as i could. at first i could only get as far as alpha beta gamma delta. then eventually i would progress a few letters farther. but now i can do the whole thin in like 7 seconds. still can't play the match game with out getting burned though.
bahahahaha. at least get halfway through, or to epsilon. sheesh.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:57 PM
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probably the best post ive seen from EW.
The fastest way to remember it.

I can say it absurdly fast now.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:44 AM
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bahahahaha. at least get halfway through, or to epsilon. sheesh.

hey, c'mon i was just a pledge then...

the other day some of the guys were racing to see who the fastest in the chapter was while still being able to annunciate clearly.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:47 AM
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I can say it absurdly fast now.
20+ years later, so can I.

Not that I . . . well, never mind.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:04 PM
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Pronunciation
Alpha- Al-fa
Beta- Bay-ta
Gamma-Gam-ma
Delta- Delt-a
Epsilon- Ep-se-lon
Zeta- zayta
Eta- Eyta
Theta- Theyta
Iota- Eyeohta
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:09 PM
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Kappa- Kappa
Lambda- Lamb-duh
Mu- Mooo
Nu- New
Xi- Zee
Omicron- Om-i-croun
Pi- Pie
Rho- Ro
Sigma- Sig-ma
Tau- Taw
Upsilon- Up-si-lawn
Phi- Fi
Chi- Kai
Psi-Sigh
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:54 AM
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Kappa- Kappa
Lambda- Lamb-duh
Mu- Mooo
Nu- New
Xi- Zee
Omicron- Om-i-croun
Pi- Pie
Rho- Ro
Sigma- Sig-ma
Tau- Taw
Upsilon- Up-si-lawn
Phi- Fi
Chi- Kai
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yoop-silon. or if you must, oop-silon.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:38 AM
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There's really no point in posting the pronunciation because there are a few letters (like Xi and Phi) that some of us are going to say different no matter what.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:57 AM
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Kappa- Kappa
Lambda- Lamb-duh
Mu- Mooo
Nu- New
Xi- Zee
Omicron- Om-i-croun
Pi- Pie
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What is that? I've actually heard a couple pronunciations- O- micron or Om- icron I think most commonly I hear the emphasis on the O sound.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:09 AM
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There's really no point in posting the pronunciation because there are a few letters (like Xi and Phi) that some of us are going to say different no matter what.
Likewise with Iota.

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Mu- Mooo
We don't say "mooo," and I'm pretty sure no Phi Mu does either. It's "myew" to us.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:34 AM
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We don't say "mooo," and I'm pretty sure no Phi Mu does either. It's "myew" to us.

I was told the exact opposite!
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:59 AM
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What is that? I've actually heard a couple pronunciations- O- micron or Om- icron I think most commonly I hear the emphasis on the O sound.
If you listen to some of the old recordings of Stella talking, she pronounces Omicron totally differently from the way I was taught. Instead of a long O she says it with a short o and the end is different too.

Oh, and I learned the alphabet via song, but I can say it through twice before the match is too close for comfort- I impressed my nieces and nephew with that one on Thanksgiving.
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If you listen to some of the old recordings of Stella talking, she pronounces Omicron totally differently from the way I was taught. Instead of a long O she says it with a short o and the end is different too.

Oh, and I learned the alphabet via song, but I can say it through twice before the match is too close for comfort- I impressed my nieces and nephew with that one on Thanksgiving.
I have never heard any of those recordings and would LOVE to....AOII needs to spend some money restoring them to digital recordings and putting them on the website! Hmmm....maybe a donation to the Foundation for that purpose is in order!

BTW...is it like Ah-mi-crin?
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:18 PM
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I have never heard any of those recordings and would LOVE to....AOII needs to spend some money restoring them to digital recordings and putting them on the website! Hmmm....maybe a donation to the Foundation for that purpose is in order!

BTW...is it like Ah-mi-crin?
YES- That's it! I remember one of our traveling consultants had a tape of one of them that she had us listen to- it was one of the Fireside chats recorded at one of the conventions in either the 40s or 50s.
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