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Thursday, October 29, 2009
By Steven L. Taylor

Via CNN’s Political Ticker: Did Schwarzenegger say f**k you to legislature?

One has to look at the link above to understand.

My first reaction is that surely it wasn’t on purpose. For one thing, the time needed to figure out how to pull it off couldn’t have been worth it. For another, if one thought members of the legislature would see the insult one had to know that the press would as well.

My second reaction is: what are the odds that such a result would occur by accident? Where’s Mr. Spock when you need him to calculate the probabilities? (Update: JJ@OTB notes two Spockian attempts at providing the math: here and here).

Perhaps this was the act of a mischevious staffer?

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3 Responses to “Obscene Acrostic?”

  1. Ratoe Says:

    what are the odds that such a result would occur by accident?

    Rats!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NPKxhfFQMs

  2. Lewd Limerick Says:

    There once was a man from Nantucket…

    who told the legislature to #%@& it!

    he said to the churl,

    “I’m no girly-girl.

    I want ALL your pensions and ducats!”

  3. MSS Says:

    NPR asked the question about odds of an academic who specializes in cryptology. He said the odds that could occur by chance, given how often those letters appear in English (and other factors) was 5 in a trillion. Or maybe it was .5 in a trillion. Rather small, I would take it.


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