Fun with Greek Particles

From Michael Gilleland comes word that knowledge of Greek particles can save you from an unwelcome engagement:

Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Blood for the Ghosts: Classical Influences in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983), p. 82:

We are told that when Gaisford said to his pretty daughter ‘You can’t turn down Jelf; he knows more about γε than any man in Oxford’, Miss Gaisford is said to have replied that she knew something about μέν.

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