Akademiks

Akademiks (an intentional misspelling of "academics") is an American brand of urban clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell.

In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head".

Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans.


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Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans. The numeric character references in HTML and XML are "B" and "b" for upper and lower case respectively. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head". The EBCDIC code for capital B is 194 and for lowercase b is 130. In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. The ASCII code for capital B is 66 and for lowercase b is 98; or in binary 01000010 and 01100010, correspondingly. The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell. In Unicode the capital B is codepoint U+0042 and the lowercase b is U+0062.

Akademiks (an intentional misspelling of "academics") is an American brand of urban clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. In X-SAMPA, capital B denotes the voiced bilabial fricative. Variants of the letter b denote related bilabial consonants, like the voiced bilabial implosive and the bilabial trill. In the International Phonetic Alphabet and X-SAMPA, letter /b/ denotes the voiced bilabial plosive. In Estonian, Icelandic, and in Chinese transcription, B is not voiced, but is still contrasted to P, which is a geminate /pp/ in Estonian and an aspirate /ph/ in Chinese and Icelandic.

In medial position in Spanish it denotes the voiced bilabial fricative (IPA /β/). In English it is sometimes "silent", as in debt or comb. In English and most other languages that use the Latin alphabet, the letter b denotes the voiced bilabial plosive (IPA /b/), as in bib. The letter B should not be confused with the visually similar German ß.

The modern lowercase letter a derives from later Roman times, when scribes began omitting the upper loop of the capital. The Romans later adopted the Etruscan alphabet to write Latin, and the resulting letter, with rounded loops, has been preserved in the modern Latin alphabet used to write many languages, including English. The Etruscans brought the Greek alphabet to what is now Italy and left the letter unchanged. In earlier Greek inscriptions, the letter faces to the left, but in the Greek alphabet of later times it faces to the right, although there continued to be variations between pointed and rounded loops.

When the Ancient Greeks adopted the alphabet, they changed its name to beta and turned the letter upside-down and later added a second loop. Its name must have corresponded closely to the Hebrew beth. By 1500 BC, the Phoenician alphabet's letter had a linear form that served as the basis for all later forms, which appeared in both the angular and more rounded forms. The letter B probably started as a pictogram of the floorplan of a house in Egyptian hieroglyphs or the Proto-semitic alphabet.

. Its name in English is bee. The letter B is the second letter of the modern Latin alphabet. On the serial numbers of United States dollars, B identifies the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

B (followed by a -) is the ICAO prefix for civil aircraft registered in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. In the diaries of Edwina Currie, B was the code name for John Major with whom the author was having an affair. In nutrition, B refers to a group of vitamins. In rail transport, B is the UIC classification for the locomotive wheel arrangement known as 0-4-0 in the Whyte notation; a locomotive with two powered axles (and thus four wheels) in which the axles are linked by gearing or side rods.

In radiocommunication, B is the ITU prefix allocated to China. In the United Kingdom, B stands for Birmingham. In Canada, B stands for Nova Scotia. As the first letter of a postal code,

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    The bottom quark is represented with small "b", the B meson is represented with capital "B". The symbol B stands for the unit bel. The vector B represents the magnetic field. In physics,

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      In photography, B is a shutter speed. B, or "B-side", is the second or reverse side of a vinyl record; also called the flip side. B is a note. In music,

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        B may denote Brun's constant, which equals 1.902160583104. in Blackboard bold notation represents Ball (mathematics). B is often used as a digit meaning eleven in hexadecimal and other positional numeral systems with a radix of 12 or greater. In mathematics,

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          The B series is a scaled version of the A series. In international paper sizes, B is a series of sizes with an aspect ratio of roughly 70% width to height. In international licence plate codes, B stands for Belgium. In the North American National Hockey League, the Boston Bruins are sometimes referred to as the "Bs" because of the letter B on the front of their jerseys.

          In finance, B is the New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol for Barnes Group Inc.. In English slang, B is a euphemism for bastard or bitch. B is the symbol for susceptance, the inverse of reactance. B is the anode (plate) power supply (originally a battery) of vacuum tube circuitry.

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            . In education, B is a "good" grade, one below the top grade of A. B is a security division ("Mandatory Protection") in the TCSEC. can be used to indicate a Boolean type, especially in formal specifications.

            <b> is the deprecated HTML tag for marking boldface type. B is the name of the B programming language and the B-Method, a leading formal method. b is an abbreviation for bit, and B is an abbreviation for byte. In computer science and computing,

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              In the RGB color model, B stands for the color blue. In chess, B is a notation symbol (descriptive style) for the bishop piece. In chemistry, B is the symbol for the chemical element boron. Brassiere cup size B.

              B-movie, B-team. As a prefix B indicates second rate (where A is first/top rate) e.g. In medicine, B (also, B+ or B-) is one of the human blood types.

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