Can you spell “AC/DC”?

I wanted to share a funny story with you.  This happened about ten years ago, and it involves arguably one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time, AC/DC.

You know, AC/DC.  Crank up your speakers.

That’s not loud enough.  Crank them up to 11.

What do you mean your co-worker is complaining?  He probably listens to Nickelback.  School him.

Okay, I could do an entire K-Chuck Radio on AC/DC, but that’s not the basis of this post.

About ten years ago, a radio station in Sydney (Triple M) had a contest in which callers could qualify to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  Nice prize.  So caller ten rings in, his name is Mark, and he’s from Greenacre, a few miles southwest of Sydney.

And for being caller #10, Mark can qualify to win the motorcycle.

All he has to do … is spell the band’s name.

Yep.  He just has to spell AC/DC.

Can he do it?


Just … wow.

You ever watch Family Feud and someone comes up with a head-scratching answer that makes Steve Harvey collapse to his knees in pain?

Yeah.  This is funny and poor at the same time.

It’s not like the radio hosts asked the guy what color is an orange, or how long does it take to cook a three-minute egg.

But man oh man, would it have been more difficult to spell out ELO?  Or CSNY?  Or OMD? (Either Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or Ozark Mountain Daredevils, depending on your generation)

But yeah, if you’re having a rough day today…

Take a listen to that video and realize…

At least you know how to spell AC/DC.

You DO know how to spell AC/DC, right?  Right??