There is a meme going around in which a game-show contestant is given the phrase:
May the force …
And they finish the phrase with:
… be equal to mass times acceleration.
My question is whether the sentence
May the force be equal to mass times acceleration
is grammatically correct. Would a member of the 'grammar police' point out that this is wrong? i.e., Would it be proper to show a third geek complain about this sentence? And if so, what would they say?
I have a suspicion that the word "may" cannot be used for a statement that is always true. However, maybe there are other problems with it that I am not aware of, as it just feels wrong to me.
Edit: Explanation of the Meme. The phrase "May the Force be with you" is a well known phrase in geek culture, from the Movie Star Wars. However, in that instance "May" is used to express a wish, and it's possible that the force will not be with someone. In the context of physics however, that equation can be assumed to always be true. It is a "given".