what is "sokkrplarluvsH20"

R. Jayakumar jakku at mrna.tn.nic.in
Fri Feb 23 07:20:51 EST 2001

Dear Andrews,
    I assure you that this is not a silly question.  Actually this word was
referred to me by a student of psychology, from one of his transcribed
dialogs with a client of his.  The client told this word in relation to
marine biology.  He asked me the meaning of this term since I am in the
biology field.  The term beats me too.  But if you had followed the thread,
you would have noticed another reply which refered this as a noble gas
complex, which is of course got no relation to marine biology.. I
   anyway,, can you help me in this.
thank you

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School of Biotechnology,
Madurai Kamaraj University,
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Andrews" <simon.andrews at bbsrc.ac.uk>
To: <methods at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: what is "sokkrplarluvsH20"

> Susanne Rohrer wrote:
> >
> > "R. Jayakumar" wrote:
> >
> > > hi..
> > >   Can anyone explaing the meaning of this word "SokkrplarluvsH20".  A
> > > of mine who is a psychology student needs to know the meaning of this
> > > This most probably relates to the field of marine biology.
> >
> > my (possibly irrelevant) $0.02:
> >
> > It might as well mean soccer player loves H2O (Water or Helloween 20?!)
> > OR a genotype: sokK rplA (rl) uvsH20 ??!
> I think we're going to need a bit more information about where this
> "word" came from.  Susanne's genotye idea sounds feasible, except that
> sokK doesn't appear anywhere in EMBL or pubmed (rplA does though), and
> uvsH2O?????
> Not wishing to be the one asking silly questions, but how sure are you
> that this is a scientific expression, and not a non-english word (and
> you're *really* sure it's not a wind-up, or some bizzare psychological
> experiment)?  Sticking sokk into Google turns up hits in Norwegian,
> hungarian, russian - but virtually nothing in English.  This idea fouls
> up a bit if you use a longer fragment.  Apart from being (I think)
> Norwegian for soccer, then sokkr doesn't seem to find much else, and
> sokkrplar finds nothing at all.
> I think if you really want to know what this is then find a context, and
> also check the capitalisation and any possible breaks within the word.
> A reference to the source paper would be your best bet.
> Simon.


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