Sometimes it doesn't seem worth it. Greek, I mean--messing with a language that's not only different, but uses a different alphabet.

The alphabet is not the simple all-capitals affair on the signs on Fraternity Row. No, it has an italic-looking style to its lower case letters, and letters are not always pronounced the same as in frat names. It' not Fai, Kai, and Tsai, it's Fee, Kee, and Tsee. (Sorry, our site doesn't reproduce Greek letters or accents.) English has many words borrowed from Greek, especially in the scientific area. And the words for lemonade, salad, and beer are almost identical to English. But it's a lot tougher than the related Romance or Germanic languages.

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