American high schooler, Jessica Lee, has received a lot of attention after she decided to write a yearbook code as part of the caption for her photograph; but what does it say?
Well, unless you’ve already worked it out for yourself, or read the Reddit post, the code lists a series of periodic elements which appear to be meaningless, however, if you take the symbol of each element and write them out on their own, you get this:
“(F) flourine (U) uranium (C) carbon (K) potassium (Bi) bismuth (Tc) technetium (He) helium (S) sulfur (Ge) germanium (Tm) thulium (O) oxygen (Ne) neon (Y) yttrium”
Once you remove all the unnecessary words, you realize that Jessica Lee has actually written a rather naughty yearbook message:
“F**k B****** Get Money”
Regardless of whether you think this yearbook code is a bad move or not, you have to hand it to the high schooler that she knows possibly the most geekiest way to incorporate Biggie Smalls song lyrics into her yearbook; how many students can say they’ve done something like that?
Nevertheless, the fact that Lee was able to write this yearbook code in the first place, begs the question who is proof reading these books?
This isn’t the first time students have hit the news regarding yearbook captions; it was only a couple of weeks ago that a New York high school had to apologise for the distasteful messages that had been printed under the students photographs, such as ‘creepy kid’ and other negative social labels.
Yet, in total contrast to these two caption cases, a teenage mom was dramatically banned from being pictured in her yearbook after her photograph showed her holding her child; why that isn’t acceptable yet abusive or vulgar comments are, we’ll never really know, however, the strange issues surrounding yearbooks are evidently there.
The only redeeming feature about Jessica Lee’s choice in memorable words, is that her yearbook code will be remembered for something other than hurtful comments about other students; though whether that makes her parents feel better remains to be seen.
[Image via Reddit]