|yarr, excuse me manners and excuse me princess
||[Oct. 21st, 2009|09:30 pm]
Let's see what we've got here:
- "Excuuse me, princess!" is really unpopular, given its ease in typing: people either write the phrase with The Canonical Number of Letters U (that is, 1), or write it with more. I believe this reflects a tension between dictionary spelling and how the word is said: if you're going to break the rules, people break them in a way that's clear and unambiguously not a typo!
- There is a marked preference for 41 letters u: "excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!" has 3,770 results, while the results around it have tons fewer. That's that bump near the end of the graph! Clearly there is a connection here with the amount of time the average person is willing to hold down their "u" key before losing interest and seeing what the other keys do
- It took 50 letters u ("excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!") to get 0 results. I was going to stop there, but then I made the mistake of checking 51 letters u, which had a few hits, as did 52. It was at 67 letters u ("excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!") that my Google search box was mostly the letter "u" and I realized that there is no upper limit on how many letters u could appear. It's letters u all the way down, you guys! So I stopped and wished I'd written a script to do this instead, but I really thought we'd peter out before 67.
DATA POINTS FOR FUN AND REFERENCE:
"excuse me, princess!": 133,000
"excuuse me, princess!": 7,980
"excuuuse me, princess!": 133,000 (a tie!!)
"excuuuuse me, princess!": 222,000
"excuuuuuse me, princess!": 238,000
"excuuuuuuse me, princess!": 90,900
"excuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 65,900
"excuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 67,600
"excuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 36,700
"excuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 27,600
"excuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 21,100
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 55,400
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 34,300
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 24,500
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 9,540
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 3,500
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 5,970
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 23,300
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 2,090
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 3,410
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 2,060
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 3,870
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1,840
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1,420
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1,080
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 206
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 243
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 405
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 95
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 134
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 108
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 84
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 97
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 9
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 99
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 78
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 55
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 79
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 4
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 5
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 3,770!
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 4
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 4
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 7
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 6
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 4
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 5
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 4
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 3
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": FINALLY, NO RESULTS
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 5
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 5
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 6
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": none!
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 2
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 2
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 2
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 2
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 3
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
"excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!": 1
If you're upset that I broke your page layout or forced you to scroll horizontally you can pretty much imagine what my response is, here is a hint, it involves the letter 'u' and also royalty
Dropping that line in casual conversation is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done.
Man, if they used this as a lesson plan, I might have paid attention in high-school math.
this is probably the best use of Livejournal, ever.
Ryan the world is a better place because you are in it. Thank you for posting this!
There is a YTMND whose title is that string with 41 u's in it. People are quoting it. (Sorry, but I knew it couldn't be uncorrelated. IT would just be too weird. ;-)
The spike at n=5 is impressive, though. I think that's the real point at which people lose interest with holding down the letter u.
"Clearly there is a connection here with the amount of time the average person is willing to hold down their "u" key before losing interest and seeing what the other keys do"
Maybe so, but with an anomaly like that at 41 u's you'd suspect a lot of people had copied and pasted it from some original source? Man, why are you copying and pasting that, though?
Lovely chart, by the way.
five u's seems like a reasonable thing to type when you are trying to talk like Link.
Holy crap, flashbacks. I have never played Zelda, but I sure remember the cartoon!
This information is going to come in handy one day, I just know it! Bookmarked!
oh man, this was totally worth forcing me to scroll horizontally, you don't even know!
now the results for the higher levels of u all include links to this post; i have contaminated the dataset
By observing the sarcasm, you have affected it
Am I the only one who really wanted to punch him in the face by the end of that video? (I really want someone to make it into a techno "excuuuuuse me, princess" remix)
P. S. You are a good person for doing this and you should feel good! Also Happy Birthday!
2009-10-22 02:07 am (UTC)
thank you with 67 A's in the word 'thank' for making me laugh out loud at the end of a very long and bad day
oops that was me, i have a new computer and thus am not logged in anywhere ahhh
I hope there is a correlation between length of the acoustic vowel and length of the written vowel.
Also, can I write my thesis (or at least one of my qualifying papers) on this? I'll cite you...!
What could possibly go wrong??
well thaaaaaaaaaaaank you, ryan!
this made my day.
consider my mind completely blown.
Guess I can answer my own question: Kha(X)N only allows one word at a time. Still, the graph for "excu*se" comes out somewhat similar to yours if you discount the extra hits for "excuse" actually spelled properly.
2009-10-22 02:25 am (UTC)
I find it interesting that google like to suggest that maybe you meant "excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princes" with one less u everytime.
Ryan Ryan Ryan/can't you see/sometimes your stats just hypnotize me/and I just love your nerdy ways/guess that's why I'm broke and you're so paid
(and have a hot girlfriend)
2009-10-22 02:29 am (UTC)
Have I told you lately that you're amazing?
You're amazing. Hahaha
I believe this metaphor works in every way!
MAN about a year and a half ago I suddenly felt the need to do this exact thing except with strings of the letter b.
there was a nice spike at bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
also what's this Kh(aX)n business DOING IT BY HAND IS THE BEST
Yes, yes I did!
Ahahahaha, thank you, Google. I KNEW I'D FORGET A U SOMEWHERE