After teaching Hellenistic Greek at Concordia for 27 years, I was saddened early this year when the World Meteorological Association announced in March that they would no longer use the Greek alphabet to name hurricanes. Supposedly Greek letters like “alpha” and “beta,” from which comes the word “alphabet,” are too confusing.
For variants of concern:
For variants of interest:
Greek is back! It is not a dead language, even though these variants can kill.
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Now, if I can just figure out why people turn to Greek to describe disasters…