Monday, March 09, 2009

I was thinking....

A comment I made in my last post (read post here) got me thinking...

Consider this a small glimpse into how my brain works.

Why is a W called 'double-you'? Wouldn't 'double-vee' be more fitting?

My guess is that the bottom of the 'W', instead of pointy, used to be round, fitting of the 'double-you' moniker. This offended people because it looked too much like a bottom or perhaps boobs. So they left the name put changed it to pointy.


Or perhaps Volkswagen had something to do with it because 'vee-double-vee', 'triple-vee' or 'double sandwich on vee' all sound dumb.

There you go, a little free-association in Mike's head... This is going on 24/7, but not 365 because that is dumb.

Would you think I take a day off sometime during the year if I don't write the 365? What about leap years? 24/7/366? Why do you need the 7? To me 24 hours a day implies every day of the year, leap or not. Is this just a way of proving that you know how many days there are in a week or year?

How about 24/7/31, 28(29), 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, 31, 30, 31/365(366)?

Or... 60/60/24?

Now that I think more about it, I don't like 24/7 either.

This is what goes through my head 24 hours a day. I'll leave it at that.

Crap, it's in my head deep now.... Howabout calling the 'W' an 'inverted M'?

Or better yet, a 'we'. Why 'we'?

I'm glad you asked!

We call a M, 'em', so if you flip it on its 'z-axis' (I do CAD) your M becomes a W and 'em' turns into 'we' (the 'e' is round and can roll). It is either that or call it 'ew' (flipped about the x-axis).

Really, I'll stop now.


Mike D. 3/09/2009 4:28 PM  

No joke, when I started the post I only had the first three lines figured out.

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