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Does anyone know what this picture on an AP Physics t-shirt means?

  1. Jun 2, 2016 #1
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  4. Jun 2, 2016 #3

    Charles Link

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    I think I can make a little sense of it. "Yo" is Spanish for "I" (me). In math and physics, "Y" sub "o" means "Y" subscript "o" (## Y_o ##). (Physics and math use a lot of subscripts, e.g. ## r_o ##, ## g_o ## , and these would be called "r" sub "o" and "g" sub "o", etc.). "Yo" can also be an exclamation, so the "Yo" has multiple meanings. The 3rd meaning, the mathematical one, is "Y" sub "o".
     
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  5. Jun 2, 2016 #4

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    The link gives me an error, but, yeah Charles' deduction makes sense...aw, I want to see the shirt now.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2016 #5

    Charles Link

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    I got a similar error. This has my curiosity=yes, I would also enjoy seeing the shirt.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2016 #6

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Yo quiero ver la camiseta !

    (sorry I couldn't help myself)
     
  8. Jun 2, 2016 #7
    let's see if this helps any.
     

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  9. Jun 3, 2016 #8

    davenn

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    I am suspecting they are not otters but rather moles or as a play on words mols, in chemistry
    I'm no a chemist so cannot put the rest of it together

    with that info, some one else may do so



    Dave
     
  10. Jun 3, 2016 #9

    NascentOxygen

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    Perhaps it's to be read, "Why not?" In some drawls this sounds like Y nought? (Y zero)
     
  11. Jun 3, 2016 #10

    Choppy

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    As NascentOxygen points out in English Y0 would typically be pronounced "why not".

    I suspect someone was trying to draw skinks not otters. A skink is a type of lizard.

    So the picture would have a meaning along the lines of "Why not skink (think) outside the box?"
     
  12. Jun 4, 2016 #11

    NascentOxygen

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    Otters mistaken for skinks? That's quite a stretch! :smile:

    Looking
    otter = outa
    the box
    ---Why not?


    Or perhaps otter = oughta (ought to)
    Oughta look outside the box. Why not?
     
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  13. Jun 4, 2016 #12

    davenn

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    uh huh ... more likely otters or moles never seen a lizard looking like that


    worthy translation :smile:



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  14. Jun 5, 2016 #13
    Why not Gopher it?



    Or, how about, "Why not un-SEAL the box?"
     
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