8 April 2009
Unfortunately, I missed Talk Like a Physicist Day this year (March 14), but I wanted to share this site anyway. It covers the basics of talking like a physicist, such as:
Ground State: You’re not being lazy, you are in your ground state.
First-order approximation : That is only a first-order approximation to a good cup of coffee… “The living room is clean. Well…at least to a first order approximation.”
Check the site for more valuable physics lingo and then try it out on your friends and family! If you get strange looks, you’ll know you’re doing it right.