# What is the common verbal association? [closed]

｜｜ — S S S

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• Please don't edit tags or add irrelevant commentary just to bump your question. If your question is not getting as much attention as you'd like, consider adding a hint or adding a bounty. – Deusovi Oct 26 at 19:49
• First I immediately thought that the irrelevant commentary was just added, but then realized it might be interesting indeed;) – balazs.com Oct 26 at 21:52
• I don't see a way to add an S to the original question, while still forming a grammatically correct sentence. Would one also need to exchange "is" for "are" by any chance? – Levieux Oct 31 at 8:54

The symbols '｜ — S S' could be a visual representation of the word:

BARONESSES

Since:

The symbol '|' is known as a BAR,
the dash-like symbol '—' is how the number ONE is represented in Mandarin Chinese (Yī),
and then you have two 'ESSES' at the end.

• For the second symbol I also considered that rot13('BA' vf pbzzbayl ercerfragrq ol n yvar ba n cbjre fjvgpu (juvyr 'BSS' vf ercerfragrq ol n pvepyr); ubjrire, guvf vf abeznyyl n iregvpny yvar, zhpu yvxr gur one, engure guna ubevmbagny nf guvf qnfu vf qrcvpgrq, fb V unir qvfpbhagrq vg qryvorengryl.) – Stiv Oct 10 at 21:01
• very nice :) (but no) – balazs.com Oct 11 at 10:23
• Don't get me wrong - I like it, but wouldn't BARONESSES be clued as $\overline{SS}$? – JMP Oct 27 at 10:52
• @JMP Agreed, that's certainly another way - but any clue method is entirely dependent on the OP's stylistic preferences... – Stiv Oct 27 at 11:13