# Talk:1562: I in Team

There is no I in team, but there is an M and an E.162.158.56.215 08:26, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Ha, yes -- but they are backwards Spongebog (talk) 15:37, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Check it out! there's "l" in "vowels"! --141.101.89.222 08:51, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

<sarcasm>There is an (annagram of) Randal in "People who don't understand how a proverb works" </sarcasm> No, seriously this is just cueball being a smart-ass. --162.158.91.230 08:53, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

There's no I in team, but there is an I in pie; there's an I in meat pie and meat is an anagram of team, so... 141.101.99.82 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

There's a 999999 in pi. 198.41.239.32 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Doesn't pi contain every possible number sequence though? 162.158.91.235 11:17, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
No. There is no evidence that pi includes an offset of pi.
There is no I in team, but there is meat... blessed meat :::Simpson drool:: -- Cwallenpoole (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
finite sequence. the kate bush conjecture is unproven. 141.101.98.34 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The arbitrariness of this saying was demonstrated considerably more elegantly in Jeffrey Rowland's Wigu: "There is no I in 'team', but there is in 'family'." 198.41.242.93 11:56, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

This joke is not self-referential, it's metalingual. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakobson%27s_functions_of_language Xhfz (talk) 13:10, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

There is. --141.101.98.185 16:18, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

That's deep. --108.162.229.188 18:05, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

It is interesting that Randall worded Cueball's dialogue as "There is a 'U' in People who apparently don't understand...". There is just that one 'U', in "understand". If he'd said instead something like "There is a 'U' in People who apparently don't get...", the reference to Hairy through 'U'/you would've been entirely allusional! - Vik 108.162.225.76 19:30, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

This comment is my way of noting and speculating that it makes sense that the origin of "No I in Team" is from baseball pitchers: They're the only team sport player I know of who is regularly replaced mid-game for reasons besides injury. If a pitcher thinks he's on a hot streak, but the coach replaces him because reasons, a phrase like like "No I in Team" may be needed to smooth over the resulting disagreement, regardless of whether the coach or the pitcher has their respective heads up their asses or not. 199.27.133.53 20:05, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

But there IS an I in team! http://i.imgur.com/prPC7BX.jpg 141.101.85.151 02:16, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

I think it's interesting that there is exactly one "u" in "People who apparently don't understand the relationship between orthography and meaning", which has 76 letters. "U" isn't a terribly infrequent letter. 108.162.221.133 04:42, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

The frequency of "u" is about 2.8%. Assuming a binomial distribution, one "u" out of 76 letters is about a 25% probability. Nothing of significance here, even though 2 "u"s would be slightly more likely. --198.41.235.101 14:43, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

I think part of the joke that is missed in the current explanation is that cueball is responding with a less vulgar version of the common retort: "But there is a 'U' in c*nt."108.162.250.188 09:32, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

I have to say I've never heard that retort before. I'll have to try and remember to throw it into conversation next time I get the chance! --Pudder (talk) 14:02, 11 August 2015 (UTC)