February 5, 2014 - submitted by Mitchell, Canada

Q. As I'm sure you know, the cover of the X&Y album artwork, when translated, actually reads X9Y. Is there any explanation for this that I missed somewhere, was it done on purpose or was it an accident?... Thank you!


The Oracle replies:

There is no way that would be deliberate because X9Y means nothing. Nonsensical in fact. It doesn't say X9Y though, I'm pretty sure it does translate as X&Y.