My letter in Significance Magazine…

Our Boo-boo

In an unsigned article on xkcd, the authors pity readers who do not recognize “What’s up, Doc?” Like the authors, Yogi Bear may be “smarter than the av-er-age bear” (which, I suppose is preferable to a mean bear) when stealing “pic-a-nic baskets.” But when expressing extreme delight, “Yabba dabba doo!” was Fred Flintstone’s catchphrase.