What's up with Greek last names? strip info approved by Molly
ARTHUR (swimming): What's up with Greek last names? They're all fantastically convoluted.
SHELDON (in pond): I have a theory about that.
SHELDON: Early Greek culture was one of the first flowerings of language as an artform, right? They designed philosophy and democracy and theater with this gorgeous playground of WORDS.
SHELDON: So! That means they valued creativity and inventiveness in language! ...That must've extended to naming.
Greek: Hi! I'm Nick Jones.
Greek 2: C'mon man, we're Greek. You can do better than THAT.
Greek: Um... "Nick... Papahartofylakakopoulos"?*
Greek 2 (Giving Thumbs up sign): Nice. NARRATOR (Footnote): * Real name!