Friday, May 18, 2007

Punctuation Rocks ! / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Today’s One Cup question asks you to name the one specific thing that the following bands have in common: Motley Crue, Queensryche, Motorhead, Blue Oyster Cult, and Spinal Tap. Again – what specifically do the bands Motley Crue, Queensryche, Motorhead, Blue Oyster Cult and Spinal Tap have in common?

Answer: The umlaut. The band's proper names should be expressed as Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche, Motörhead, Blue Öyster Cult and Spinal Tap, which should have an umlaut over the "n" but no geek at Microsoft has yet to sneak that character function into a program so you'll just have to print out this post and draw it in yourself.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Not really bonus trivia, just something to share. The This Is Spinal Tap film was promoted with the tagline, "Does for rock and roll what The Sound of Music did for hills."


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