Education: Phy Beeta Kappa v. Phee Bayta Kahppa

Bothered by the taunt that an honorary scholastic society ought to do something besides exist, Phi Beta Kappa last week published Vol. 1, No. 1 of an earnestly sprightly organ chronicling 0 B K activities. Facts revealed in the first quarterly issue of the Key Reporter:

¶Phi Beta Kappas live two years longer than college letter men.

¶Members differ emphatically on the correct pronunciation of the society's name, classicists holding out for the pure Greek Phee Bayta Kahppa, the 0 B K Senate insisting on the completely Anglicized Phy Beeta Kappa. To the disgust of purists on both sides of the fence,...

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