Thursday, July 11, 2013

D is for Delta

Delta - the fourth letter of the Greek Alphabet. Often used as a symbol in mathematics. Equivalent of the letter D in the Western Alphabet. The land that forms at the mouth of a river where it empties into a larger body of water (Look at images - often shaped like a "delta"). An angle used in surveying. A woman's name. 

Familiar deltas:

Delta Airlines

Mississippi Delta (remember New Orleans?)

Delta Dawn (country song)

Delta Burke (Designing Women - married to Gerald McRaney)

Delta Dental (the largest dental insurance carrier in the USA)

Delta Force (Special Forces Operational Detachment - an elite and secretive military counter-terrorism and special missions group. They is the Army's Seals.)

Delta Blues (one of the earliest styles of blues music)

Image from Tumblr. Originally published to Bubblews on July 4.

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