While visiting the Stata center at MIT, I scrawled my usual chalkboard graffiti in the lobby – OM MANI PADME HUM. An hour later, I found that someone had actually “corrected” the diacritized sanskrit “NI”, which looks backwards when compared with the standard Tibetan alphabet.
Barely 2 hours on this campus and I’ve already been anonymously second-guessed by a cheeky smartypants.
After a brief moment of sheer amusement, I decided to engage constructively.
This is why I love visiting academia.
2 thoughts on “Getting my Diacritics Corrected at MIT”
That’s actually quite funny! 😀 Not to mention, that’s one of my favourite phrases — I graffitied the inside of my vehicles dash with that, too!
I think I might start teaching people how to write it and encouraging them to write it EVERYWHERE!