Archive for February 4th, 2009

Statistically Significant

February 4, 2009

Today’s xkcd is a good one:

The mathematical humor is spot on, as usual, but the comic also has some linguistic interest.  Language Log (a longtime fan of the strip) has a great post that starts by discussing the phrase “statistically significant”, and ends up using the words “cepstrum” and “quefrency”.

Quefrency is my new favorite word.