Physicists have the best vocabularies! (OK, so I'm prejudiced.) In particular, there are some terms that just roll off the tongue and rattle around the lecture hall (especially at 8 o'clock in the morning, when most young scholars wish they had planned a better class schedule so that they could still be abed). These are words that should be part of the shared culture of humanity. A half dozen of my favorite examples:

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TopicScience - TopicHumor - 2001-10-22

-----Auger electron. A question from a non-physicist. What happens to the knocked off electron? Does it merge with the fast passer by? Or just float around unattached? What utilitarian aspects does this have? -- Judy Decker

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