Friday, July 06, 2007

Because we like to look stupid

I realize that the entertainment industry thinks it is cute to use the letter sigma (Σ) as an E for its Greek themed movies and shows (we all remember the poster for My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Now ABC Family has a new show about fraternities and sororities called "Greek", and they've done it again.

Honestly, to people that know Greek, it just looks ignorant and stupid. And it is perhaps a bit insulting. Greek does have its own E, it is called epsilon (Ε). Sure, it doesn't look very notably Greek, but it is better than having the word "Grssk" in your title.

4 comments:

EllasDevil said...

I completely agree. It confuses the life out of me when they do things like that and you have to read the 'Σ' as an 'E' instead of a 'S'. It does look cute but let's face it, if they wanted to be all 'Greek' with their lettering, they can do what many others have done before them... make the E look like a < with a line sticking out from the middle.

Anne said...

It's the same as using a backwards R to make things look Russian, when in Russian it has nothing to do with R and sounds like "ya".

Διαγόρας said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Melusina. If only 300 million americans would now only read your blog... C-:=

Joanne said...

Ha Ha Ha !! So true!!