Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, programmer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

February 28, 2009

Were you ever bothered by the redundancy in He-Man's magic phrase?

"By the power of Greyskull, I have the power!"

Let's consider some alternatives, starting with my personal favorite:

By dE(Greyskull)/dt, I have the power!

A few more alternatives phrasings that would have adequately communicated the general idea:

  1. By the strength of Greyskull, I have the power!
  2. By the EMF of Greyskull, I have the power!
  3. By theGreyskull, I have the power!
  4. var powerOfHeMan = pow(He-Man, Greyskull);
  5. By the honor of Greyskull, I have the power!

That last one's kind of weak. <sarcasm>I guess that's why they had to give it to the "girl"</sarcasm>.

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