March 5, 2012

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Disclaimer: This post is about the process, not the result. You may be wasting your time by reading it. 

Premise: I am left-handed (and proud!) The QWERTY keyboard is preferential to the left-hand. 56% of keystrokes happen on the left-side. More than 3000 English words can be written with the left hand alone (i.e. reverberates), while only 450 are possible with the right hand (i.e. lollipop). There are various models of  letter frequency in English, one order from most used to least is: ETAON RISHD LFCMU GYPWB VKXJQ Z with the left-hand letters in bold.

Question: Do internet acronyms follow the pattern of 56% left-handed frequency? What is the letter frequency for the most used internet acronyms?

Hypothesis: The top 2 vowels are on the left-side, and I think it’s mostly the vowels that creates this imbalance. Most words are not vowel-initial, so their frequency should go down in a study of acronyms. This means that the top consonants TRSDF would need to appear more frequently to maintain this ratio. I think overall, left-handed frequency should go down in acronyms.

[and then suddenly…]


January 25, 2012

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1. “A” You’re Adorable (The Alphabet Song) – Perry Como

2. African Alphabet – Ladysmith Black Mambazo ft. Kermit

3. An Elf Sings His ABCs – Neverhood Soundtrack

4. Alphabet Aerobics (2) – Blackalicious

5. The Crazy ABCs – Barenaked Ladies

6. All Together Now – The Beatles

7. Z Y X – They Might Be Giants

8. ABC – Jackson 5


November 2, 2011

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A Ace from The Ambiguously Gay Duo on SNL cartoon
A Action Man from Venture Bros. show
A Alpha One from DC comic
A Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoon
A Aisha from Neopets website
A Amazigirl from Dumbing of Age webcomic
A Animal Man from DC comic
A Anvil from Grrl Power webcomic
A Apocalypse from Marvel comic
A Aquaman from DC comic
A Avalanche from Marvel comic
A Captain America from Marvel comic
A Emperor Awesome from Wander over Yonder cartoon
A Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter book

[and then suddenly…]

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February 23, 2011

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I’m still missing a B, V and a Y. Can’t even spell my own name yet. 🙁

A to L:
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January 17, 2010

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Find the revised list HERE or on the righthand column.

One time in high school, Mr. Fagiano had the whole class push all the desks to the side of the room, turned off the lights, and told us all to take a nap. He was my first philosophy teacher, and some philosopher (sorry un-named philosopher) said that he got his best ideas in the space between sleeping and waking. In our class, we laid on the ground for about 10 minutes, and then he woke us all up (I never slept) and told us to write down whatever we had just been thinking about. My mind had been wandering so I had something to write, but I always thought it was silly. BUT NOW. This new idea comes from that place. [and then suddenly…]


January 10, 2010

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