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

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I found this picture on an AP Physics t-shirt years ago and always wanted to know what it meant. Thanks.

Erg, I can't get the picture to load but the shirt is a picture of three otters in a cardboard box and on the outside of the box it says "Yo?" Like Y sub o? Any help is appreciated.
 
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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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The link gives me an error, but, yeah Charles' deduction makes sense...aw, I want to see the shirt now.
 
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The link gives me an error, but, yeah Charles deduction makes sense...aw, I want to see the shirt now.
I got a similar error. This has my curiosity=yes, I would also enjoy seeing the shirt.
 
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I got a similar error. This has my curiosity=yes, I would also enjoy seeing the shirt.
Yo quiero ver la camiseta !

(sorry I couldn't help myself)
 
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let's see if this helps any.
 

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three otters in a cardboard box and on the outside of the box it says "Yo?" Like Y sub o? Any help is appreciated.
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



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Perhaps it's to be read, "Why not?" In some drawls this sounds like Y nought? (Y zero)
 
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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?"
 
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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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Otters mistaken for skinks? That's quite a stretch? :smile:
uh huh ... more likely otters or moles never seen a lizard looking like that

why not?
look
otter = outa
the box

worthy translation :smile:



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Why not Gopher it?


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