Countdown Letters and Numbers Expert Guests

Hi, it’s Wachel Wiley-Coyote, foxy WereWolf letters and numbers expert on Countdown to the Full Moon. My esteemed colleague, Susie Dentinfang, has asked me to guest for her today, as she is still recovering from Laurelgate, and would prefer to remain in the background researching.

Acmecious
Acmecious (Photo credit: Chicago Man)

Advantages of Analysing Yourself

Today, we’re analysing the Greenygrey; which we’re pretty sure we know, and will be the first to do; therefore avoiding any double meanings, and bypassing the need for a peer review.

On Countdown to the Full Moon I’m the Queen of numbers and letters, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to take a close look at the construction of the Greenygrey.

Groundbreaking Greenygrey Research Shock Finding

With all the references to GG on Greenygrey blogs my hypothesis before beginning my research was that G would be the most common letter in the Greenygrey.

G
G (Photo credit: chrisinplymouth)

I was therefore shocked and thrilled at the end of my quantitative research to find that E is in fact the most common letter in Greenygrey.

E occurs three times in the Greenygrey, while there are only two Gs; although they are of course prominently placed. There are also two Rs and Ys. One N completes the Greenygrey.

Consonants and Vowels 

With E being the most common letter in the Greenygrey you might think that there are more vowels (a,e,i, o, u) than consonants (the other 21 letters).

However, E is in fact the only vowel. That means there are only three vowels, and seven consonants.

The Tree of Vowels Sculpture, Tuileries Garden...
The Tree of Vowels Sculpture, Tuileries Gardens – Paris. (Photo credit: Jim Linwood)

Letter Prominence Number Values

E is the most common letter in the Greenygrey, and is also the highest scoring if the letters are awarded values according to their placing in the word: i.e. if the first letter (G) is awarded 10 points, and the last letter (Y) 1.

With 55 points to play for, E gets 17 points for a third place (8), fourth (7) and ninth (2).

G gets 14 points for a first place (10) and seventh (4).

R gets 12 for a second (9) and eighth (3).

Y gets 6 points for sixth (5) and tenth (1); the same as N for its fifth place (6).

So, the only surprise in these prominence results after the quantitative research is that N equals Y despite having only one inclusion in the Greenygrey; whereas Y has two.

E3 2012
E3 2012 (Photo credit: Chase N.)

Conclusion: Time for Greenygrey Rebranding?

My main finding was that E seems a more important letter to the Greenygrey than G. That leads me to question whether GG, or G2, should be rebranded as EEE or E3?

That decision is thankfully outside my area of expertise, and my mission will finish when I deliver my results to the Greenygrey and You.

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