Tuesday, June 2, 2009

YB =....???

Preferred pronunciation: "yib," "yeb," "yab," "yub," "why bee."*

Possible origins:

1. Yb. Ytterbium. Atomic number 70.

A malleable element with a silvery lustre, which was discovered in Ytterby, Sweden. This is a village in the Stockholm Archipelago. Many rare earth elements have been discovered there. Above is picture of a Ytterby quary.

2. yottabyte.

A unit of computer storage equal to one septillion bytes.

3. Young Buck.

AKA David Darnell Brown.

4. Youngstown Belt Railroad.

I don't know anything about the railroad, but Youngstown has produced four world champion boxers, including Kelly Pavlik and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. Earnie Shavers also fought out of Youngstown.

5. Yogi Bear.

6. Yogi Berra.

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

7. The initials taken from the previous name for this journal, which I discarded. *

*is rumored to be true.

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