seems it wasn’t always called the “god particle”

in a recent article in the economist, i found out that the Higgs boson, commonly named the “god particle” was originally called the “goddamn particle” because it was so hard to find. the author’s editor wasn’t pleased, made a minor deletion, and the new expurgated name stuck.

‘twould have been much funnier if we were still using the original version all over the media..