three quarks for muster mark love

three quarks for muster mark

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  • So basically a squawk/quack with extra Dublinity.

    August 26, 2008

  • This phrase, on page 383 of Finnegans Wake, is the origin of the spelling given by physicist Murray Gell-Mann to quarks, a type of subatomic particle. (In the book, the phrase is sung by a chorus of seabirds, and probably means 'three cheers' or—judging from Joyce's notes—three jeers.) (Wikipedia)

    August 26, 2008