Created By: WestrimJune 8, 2010 Last Edited By: WestrimApril 23, 2011
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The 47 society

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As detailed on The Other Wiki here, the number 47 has become an in joke among groups of mathematicians and screenwriters, improbable as the crossover may seem. Putting in examples is a simple matter of reformatting the other wiki's list for this, but I thought I'd run it through YKTTW first,just to be safe.

LAUNCHING SOON: Alright, I'd like a bit more feedback before I finally take care of this tomorrow or so. How would this article be sorted(useful notes, trope/not a trope, etc)? Any major objections? Any contributions not on the linked page?
Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • June 8, 2010
    melloncollie
    So, is this a list of the times the number 47 was important? The 47 Ronin should be mentioned, probably.
  • June 11, 2010
    Nate The Great
    This may lead to trouble. Do we want to open the floodgates for 42, A113, and so forth?
  • June 11, 2010
    Bisected8
    The protagonist of the Hitman series.
  • June 11, 2010
    jobeyinerror
    What's the problem with "opening the floodgates"? Should we deliberately ignore these phenomena on this site instead?
  • June 11, 2010
    shimaspawn
    42 is an awesome number I'll have you know.
  • September 5, 2010
    Westrim
    Reupping. Any more suggestions?
  • September 6, 2010
    randomsurfer
    There's an unindexed page Mister Forty Seven. IDK what it's supposed to be, a troper or what.
  • September 7, 2010
    Westrim
    Looks like a troper. At any rate, am I clear to make the page?
  • September 7, 2010
    Meophist
    I'm not too sure if this is a Trope. Is there any meaning to the use of the number?
  • September 7, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Comes up a lot in the Star Trek franchise.[1]
  • September 8, 2010
    StandingSpace
    We could probably do with a page for injokes like this, 42, A113, THX 1138 etc
  • September 8, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Yeah. Alphanumeric In Joke.
  • September 8, 2010
    AFP
    It's worth noting that, according to the Star Trek writers (who have a long-standing love for the number 47), 47 is "42, adjusted for inflation."
  • April 15, 2011
    Westrim
    I never finished with this. Reupping again, please weigh in on this and the other numeric injokes.
  • April 15, 2011
    KTera
  • April 19, 2011
    MC42
    HK-47 is himself named after (out of universe anyway) the AK-47 assault rifle.

    A single page for Alphanumeric In Joke would work best since they're all pretty much the same thing. Using 42 as a Shout Out to Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy is the same as using 1138 as a Shout Out to George Lucas.
  • April 19, 2011
    jaytee
    I could have sworn I already replied to this.

    I like the idea of ne page for Alphanumeric In Joke.I'm not sure anything else is very useful.
  • April 23, 2011
    Westrim
    Okay, I'll launch this in a couple hours.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable