I spend too much time with you guys

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Okay, this is what happened. I'm having an argument with my 2 friends Tyra and Matt. We always argue about all sorts of things, and it's fun. But today was weird. Today we were arguing about a certain aspect of linguistics (a common subject between me and matt) and I decide to prove matt wrong using Set Theory.

Now, remember people, I failed grade 11 math. Math may come naturally to you lot because your all sciency (and I was too when I joined - that's changed). But I'm not mathematically inclined, I don't usually argue using mathematics, I tend to use reasoning and rhetoric.

I'm spending far too much time with you lot. You're turning me into a sciency person. :mad: :grumpy:
 

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Ivan Seeking
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Smurf said:
I'm spending far too much time with you lot. You're turning me into a sciency person. :mad: :grumpy:
You can expect to start growing a pocket protector any time now.
 
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protector? Do you mean protractor or something?
 
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Smurf said:
protector? Do you mean protractor or something?
Its a genetic trait that most scientists have. It spreads like a cancer after infecting your shirt.
 
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You like linguistics?! :cool: What were you talking about?
 
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apparently linguistics is a lot like math... at least according to the kids in math club with me. when i got there this week they were having some discussion about it. so...
 
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The connection is logic. Math is based on logical functions. Linguistics is based on logic and reasoning as well.
 
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honestrosewater said:
You like linguistics?! :cool: What were you talking about?
Yeah. Linguistics is the best. :cool:
We were discussing a rather trivial matter actually. The part I used set theory for was to prove the definition of 'red' was singular (not even kidding).
 
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Yeah, there are areas of linguistics that are quite math-intensive (mathematical linguistics, for one :rolleyes:). The tie to logic is even more basic - logic is itself a language. :smile:
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Yeah. Linguistics is the best. :cool:
We were discussing a rather trivial matter actually. The part I used set theory for was to prove the definition of 'red' was singular (not even kidding).
Well, next time you want to talk about linguistics, just pop in Social Sciences. :biggrin:
 
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Smurf said:
protector? Do you mean protractor or something?
There was no such thing as a nerd back in 1947, when Erich Klein opened a small factory on Chicago's North Side and became one of the first manufacturers to make plastic pocket protectors.

...But this simple polyvinyl chloride product evolved into something far more culturally symbolic: it became the ultimate emblem of nerdiness.[continued]
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/history_center/pocketprotector.html [Broken]

Your new identity:
...The nerd is a small humanoid creature looking comically angry, like a thin, cross Chester A. Arthur. [continued]
http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1miihb9f9bt1u?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Nerd&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc03b&linktext=nerd [Broken]
 
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