s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Tribond Tuesday

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Tribond Tuesday

H
W
Y

8 Comments:

At October 09, 2012 1:18 PM, Anonymous Giovanni Schwartz said...

They're all letters in the abbreviation for highway!

 
At October 09, 2012 1:33 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Finding a hard time saying this succinctly. They all have pronunciations that do not indicate the kind of sound a person is supposed to make when speaking a word (i.e. we don't say "aitch-elp me!" or "Follo-double-yew me!")

 
At October 09, 2012 3:08 PM, Blogger Sam Orme said...

I'm gonna go with non-intuitive spellings for the letters ("hache," "double u," "wye").

 
At October 09, 2012 3:09 PM, Blogger Sam Orme said...

(Turns out H is spelled "aitch" or "eitch." Not sure where I got "hache" from.)

 
At October 09, 2012 4:24 PM, Blogger krebscout said...

For some reason I became fixated on the idea of these being the middle initials of the last three presidents. Please tell me his name was really "William Yefferson Clinton."

 
At October 10, 2012 1:08 PM, Blogger Katya said...

Daniel's got it. (I thought of it as "the sound they make is not in their letter name.")

Sam - Upon further research, it looks like H can also be spelled "haitch," so that's probably where you got "hache." (I honestly had no idea that the letters had "official" spellings. I thought it was just phonetic.)

Summer - Ha! I wish. :)

 
At October 10, 2012 1:53 PM, Blogger Alana said...

I thought I left this comment earlier, but apparently it didn't go through.
They're composed of straight lines, are symmetrical about the y-axis, an they can all hold water if you pour it on top of them.
And I guess there's the whole actual answer too, but I like mine better :P

 
At October 11, 2012 1:01 PM, Blogger Katya said...

Alana - Nice!

I guess that group would also include V, M, and X.

 

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