Statistically Significant

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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.

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One Response to “Statistically Significant”

  1. Cepstrum and Quefrency « memoirs on a rainy day Says:

    […] (info via wiki, idea via 360) […]

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