The Alpha Beta Store E

The Greek Alphabet Made Easy
by Robert E. Burden

Once upon a time,
in a place far, far way, a place called Camelot,
was a Supermarket called

Alpha Beta

There shopped a little old lady from Pasadena. She was called

Gamma Delta Epsilon
(Gamma is her granddaughter's way of saying Grandma.)

Gamma went to find a ripe tomato and made the mistake of leaving her li'l granddaughter parked in the shopping cart by the heat lamp. Well, you'll never in a million years, guess what happened. All right, maybe you did guess. Her li'l granddaughter

Zeta Eta Theta
(That's Zeta's way of telling on herself about having eaten the potato.)

When Gamma saw Zeta with baked potato all over her face, she said "You owe me one, kiddo, 'cause I'm gonna have to pay for that at the check out counter." She knew that her grandma was shopping with her grandpa's money, so she said, "I don't owe it t' you,

Iota Kappa
(I owe t' Kappa, AKA Grandpa)

"Just let me listen to my

Lambda Mu."
(lambda music).

And now a brief word from our sponsor.
The first half of this presentation is brought to you by the first half of the Greek Alphabet, a dozen letters in all. Touch your pinky and say Touch your ring finger and say Touch your middle finger and say Touch your index finger and say Touch your thumb and say We're half way through! Alpha Beta. Gamma Delta Epsilon. Zeta Eta Theta. Iota Kappa. Lambda Mu

Here's a brief recap to bring you up to speed.
It was at the Alpha Beta where Gamma Delta Epsilon's little Zeta Eta Theta and said Iota Kappa and listened to her Lambda Mu.

After the two calmed down a bit, they happened by a table with 3 rows of microwaveable pie samples labeled A, B, and C. When the attendant asked which they would like to try, Zeta answered

Nu Ksi
(That's l'il Zeta's way of saying, put brand C in the microwave and nuke it.)

The row of pies Zeta chose turned out to be the

Omicron Pi Rho
(That's Zeta's way of saying which row the Omicron brand of pies were on.)

Zeta was just as sloppy with her pie as she was with the potato, so Gamma started looking for one of the brands of paper towels supplied by Sigma Supplies, Inc. She told Zeta she liked those brands best, so Zeta said, " " (Sigma is the name of a supplier of paper towels. Zeta was trying to say Oops and Gamma Epsilon at the same time and it came out upsilon.)

Sigma Tau Upsilon

As they strolled down the aisle, a kite caught Zeta's eye, so she asked Gamma, "Can we go

Phi Chi

?"

(fly a kite)

Gamma gave it some thought, as it reminded her of the ending of the movie "Mary Poppins". Finally, she said "Why not?" as she handed a kite to Zeta. Then Gamma sighed while looking at her her Omega watch to which Zeta translated as, "

Psi Omega
(sigh, Omega)

And now, another word from our sponsor. The second quarter of this presentation is brought to you by the last half of the Greek Alphabet, 12 Letters in all. Touch your pinky and say Touch your ring finger and say Touch your middle finger and say Touch your index finger and say Touch your thumb and say Nu Ksi. Omicron Pi Rho Sigma Tau Upsilon Phi Chi Psi Omega.

And now back to the second half of this presentation, the rhyme and song..

Riddle # 1
Just find a chair and park it, And let me give you some data. There was a "super" market whose name was _____ _____.

Riddle # 1 Answer

Alpha Beta

Riddle # 2
Shopping there, was a little old lady Who'd just come from the Pasadena Pet Salon Where she'd left her little dog Sady Her name was _____ _____ _____

Riddle # 2 Answer

Gamma Delta Epsilon

Riddle # 3
She had her little granddaughter with her. And while at that Alpha Beta Gamma sometimes got in a dither Like when that li'l _____ _____ _____.

Riddle # 3 Answer

Zeta Eta Theta

Riddle # 4
Said Gamma to Zeta, "You owe me" Just as sure as grapes grow in Napa Said Zeta to Gamma, "No, its a freeby." 'Cause "I don't owe it to you, _____ _____."

Riddle # 4 Answer

Iota Kappa

Riddle # 5
Gamma wasn't very happy seeing things from her point of view 'cause Zeta was so very sassy only listening to her "_____ _____". (hint: her music)

Riddle # 5 Answer

Lambda Mu

And now, yet another word from our sponsor. The third quarter of this presentation is brought to you by the first half of the Greek Alphabet, a dozen letters in all. Later, we will use this pattern to sing the Greek alphabet to the tune of Are You Sleeping, Brother John. Let's review from alpha to mu. [pinky sings] Alpha Beta, Alpha Beta [ring finger sings] Gamma Delta Epsilon, Gamma Delta Epsilon, [middle finger sings] Zeta Eta Theta, Zeta Eta Theta [index finger sings] Iota Kappa, [thumb sings] Lambda Mu. And now, back to our riddles.

Riddle # 6
Gamma and Zeta went to sample a pie To see how it would be They had to choose A, B, or C. oh my Then Zeta said _____ _____ (hint: nuke C)

Riddle # 6 Answer

Nu Ksi

Riddle # 7
When it came time to reveal The brand that they had liked so Brand C was the one, the very best deal It was the third and _____ _____ _____ (hint: [brand name] pie row)

Riddle # 7 Answer

Omicron Pi Rho

Riddle # 8
As Zeta ate, she spilled the pie so it was up to Gamma Epsilon to clean up Zeta or at least to try as Zeta cried _____ _____ _____
( Paper Towel Supplier + Oo Epsilon)

Riddle # 8 Answer

Sigma Tau Upsilon

Riddle # 9
Then to change the subject, She was inclined to try. The kite seemed an interesting object So she asked, "Can we go _____ _____?"
(hint: fly a kite)

Riddle # 9 Answer

Phi Chi

Riddle # 10
Before she knew it, the time had gone by, As Gamma stopped to get a rutabaga, she said "where did the time fly?" looking at her watch, she expressed a _____ _____
(Hint: a big O, so that's Zeta's way of saying a big sigh )

Riddle # 10 Answer

Psi Omega

And now, a final word from our sponsor. The last quarter of this presentation is brought to you by the last half of the Greek Alphabet, a dozen letters in all. Then you can sing the 2nd half of the Greek Alphabet to the tune of "Frere Jacque." [pinky sings] Nu Ksi, Nu Ksi [ring finger sings] Omicron Pi Rho, Omicron Pi Rho, [middle finger sings] Sigma Tau Upsilon, Sigma Tau Upsilon [index finger sings] Phi Chi, [thumb sings] Psi Omega.

And now, listen to the Greek Alphabet and then join along with the silly song.

Listen to The Greek Alphabet to the Tune of Frere Jacque

[pinky sings] Nu Ksi, Nu Ksi [ring finger sings] Omicron Pi Rho, Omicron Pi Rho, [middle finger sings] Sigma Tau Upsilon, Sigma Tau [index finger sings] Phi Chi, [thumb sings] Psi Omega.

And now, listen to the Greek Alphabet anthe silly song.

Now, sing along with the silly song!

And now regretably it is time To say good by to you. We hope you enjoyed the story, song, and rhyme, And learned the Greek Alphabet too.

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