14 k of g in a f p d – What Does it Mean?

So, what is this?

A while back on The Straight Dope Message Board someone posted a puzzle they had come across. The puzzle consisted of nothing but “sentences” like:

12 I in a F

29 D in F in a L Y

You were supposed to determine what these statements were by replacing the letters in them with a word. For example, the above two statements are solved by:

12 Inches in a Foot

29 Days in February in a Leap Year

Every statement in the puzzle was quickly solved, with one distinct exception.

14 K of G in a F P D

No one was ever able to come up with a good solution to this one, though many ideas were tossed out.

14 Kinds of Gas in a Full Petroleum Depot

14 Kinds of Goose in a Fancy Parisian Diner

Unfortunately, none of them seemed to be the “obvious” answer. As time went on, the answers became more and more esoteric.

14 Kings of Greece in a Full Ptolemaic Dynasty

14 Kinds of Grace in a Full Puggalika Dana

The riddle never got solved satisfactorily and eventually the thread about it faded away.

14 Kinds of Grass in a Floral Park Display

14 Kinds of Guns in a Florida Police Department

Flash forward a few years. I’m getting notices from my ISP that I’m exceeding both the space and bandwidth on my free web space; it’s time to find a permanent URL for my site. But what URL to use for what is essentially a random web site, especially since the great Internet land rush has locked up most of the good names? Then, it hit me…

14 Karats of Gold in a Filigreed Prom Dress

14 Kinds of Graft in a Foreign Post Diplomat

So here it is; a website of random things named after an unanswerable question.

Oh, one last thing… If you have any ideas as to what “14 k of g in a f p d” means, let me know here.