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A high-school senior in Georgia came >>thisclose<< to missing out on her upcoming graduation ceremony thanks to the silly joke hidden in her yearbook quote.

The quote read, "When the going gets tough, just remember to Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus."

The elements, when spelled out in their periodic-table symbols, read "back that a** up." Paris Gray, a class vice president who was to give a speech at commencement, was initially suspended for the quote, but the local superintendent decided yesterday she could deliver her graduation speech as planned. 

[Source: WSB-TV ATL]

REALLY?!  They should give her an award with being smart enough to come up with a nerdy little joke like that!