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My new hobby is putting things in alphabetical order. To my shame, it turns out I'm terrible at it. The list below is all wrong, but I can't see where the error is. Can you help me out? How can I alphabetize this list correctly?

ALDRICH · BLUES · DAY · ISRAEL · LIFTING · MALE · METAL · NEUTRINO · POLITICAL-MILITARY · RAYS
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  • $\begingroup$ The dash between political and military is intended correct? $\endgroup$ Mar 20, 2020 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Yeah, "political-military" is meant to be one word there. $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Mar 20, 2020 at 18:05

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The reason these are mis-alphabetized is that

each of these should have a Greek letter before it.

The correct order is:

ALPHA male; BETA Israel; GAMMA rays; DELTA blues; ETA political-military; LAMBDA lifting; NU metal; PI day; SIGMA-aldrich; TAU neutrino.

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