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Where do all the "Os" go?

Asked by janbb (62796points) September 5th, 2016
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Someone wrote in an article that they wondered what people were doing with all their extra time now that they were texting “K” instead of “Ok.” So I’m wondering: What about all those unused “Os”? What are they doing? Where do they go? Are they unhappy or sad? (Humor my so called whimsy.)

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ZEPHYRA's avatar

They go to places you will never imagine!

canidmajor's avatar

They are getting used up in all those plaintive “noooooooooooo“s that people type.

janbb's avatar

Sooooo that’s where they gooooo!

jca's avatar

They go to the “O-Zone.” That’s also where your lost socks that never came out of the dryer go (or is that the “Hose Zone?”

jca (36062points)“Great Answer” (8points)
janbb's avatar

@jca Brilliant!

Sneki95's avatar

They run off to Turkish language. Or Spanish, take your pick.

imrainmaker's avatar

People have just become lazy I guess. Using abbreviations at all places. Nice question though. Can you share link for the article if it’s online? Someone better find out who let the O’s out..)

canidmajor's avatar

@imrainmaker: I think it’s less about “lazy” and more about being a holdover from when texting and posting stuff had a limited character count.

zenvelo's avatar

They are all in Italy awaiting use in arias. “O sole mio!”

LuckyGuy's avatar

They are shipped to the General Mills plant in Buffalo NY where they are rinsed, baked, stuffed in a yellow box, and sold as Cheerios.

janbb's avatar

@LuckyGuy “It is a far, far better thing we do…”

Jeruba's avatar

They’ve gone to fill in all the print copies of Edgar Allen Poe’s humorous short story ‘X-ing a Paragrab.’

janbb's avatar

has anybody read the great Thurber book called “The Wonderful O” about a pirate who steals all the Os? It’s full of puns and other humor.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

They’ve come here for a belly dance perhaps?

Jeruba's avatar

@janbb, I read it in junior high school English class. I remember poor mortified Ophelia Oliver.

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janbb's avatar

@Jeruba And – ”“Ah woe,” she cried, “is we.””

stanleybmanly's avatar

They reside in the realm of petticoats, sonnets and handwritten love letters.

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