A revelation of nothing
Patrick H. writes:
Here is the new Gospel:Patrick H. adds:
One of the reasons “Higgs Boson” sounds so funny is that “boson” sounds like a fusion of “bozo” with “moron.” I predict “boson” will become an insult of choice, and that its use will eventually be made punishable as hate speech.LA replies:
I thought boson sounded like bison.
The title of this entry reminds me of my March 2001 Newsmax article, “The Revelation of Nihilism.”Patrick H. replies to LA:
“Boson” is indeed pronounced with a hard “s”, like “bison.” However, in practice, it tends to slip into “bozon,” at least with English speakers. I believe it is also heard that way by most English listeners, even when it is fully pronounced.
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