# Public Service Announcement: It's PI, Not PIE!

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In summary: You're talking about a pot pie. Regular pie has fruit or custard filling. :approve: Yum yum yum. I just had chicken with that cucumber dill sauce Astronuc posted, and you already have me feeling hungry again! :tongue2:I'll be really upset if next time I'm eating pie and mash and gravy there's custard under the crust ...:(
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OK, I can't stand it any more. This is a Public Service Announcement. The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is called pi, not pie.
OK, here's a small demonstration just to clarify:

This is pi:
http://www.ualr.edu/~lasmoller/mathresources/bigpi.gif
This is pie:
http://www.oxfordfrozenfoods.com/images/pie.jpg

And BTW, that thing that keeps me from floating off my chair is called gravity, not gavity or gracity (good gracious!).
And the Greek philosopher who explained why we could never, ever cross the room was named Xeno or Zeno, but definitely not Xeon!

ok, I'm done here. I'm just in one of those moods.

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I know exactly where you're coming from - I was playing scrabble with some people the other day, and I put down pi (sad two letter word, but that's all I could do with my horrible letters at the time) and they laughed at me and said, "you don't know how to spell pie!"

I just whipped out the webster and showed em wrong!

_____________

I.T. came from the sky!

infinitetime said:
I know exactly where you're coming from - I was playing scrabble with some people the other day, and I put down pi (sad two letter word, but that's all I could do with my horrible letters at the time) and they laughed at me and said, "you don't know how to spell pie!"

I just whipped out the webster and showed em wrong!
Oh, mercy!

That letter looks quite tasty...i must have it.

Math Is Hard said:
Oh, mercy!

I knew you'd get a crazy turn of the smily head ( ) out of that!

Jessica,that's

$$\displaystyle{\pi}$$

This one

$$\displaystyle{\prod}$$

is "pi",too...

Daniel.

So, if you're drunk, are you pie eyed, or pi eyed?

$$\pi$$

The Rev

dextercioby said:
Jessica,that's

$$\displaystyle{\pi}$$

This one

$$\displaystyle{\prod}$$

is "pi",too...

Daniel.

Here Daniel, have some ice cream.
You can have pi à la mode!

I thought that pie was really

$$pi*e$$

3.14159... x 2.717... ~= 8.54

Given the choice, I think I'd rather have pie!

motai said:
I thought that pie was really

$$pi*e$$

3.14159... x 2.717... ~= 8.54

Oh, I see.. (pi)(e)
hmm, what a great number. It should never be squared and should always be rounded!

In Greek, I believe it's pronounced like:
http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/farg/harry/lan/pi.wav
although in English it's:
http://www.answers.com/pi (click on the speaker icon)

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motai said:
I thought that pie was really

$$pi*e$$

3.14159... x 2.717... ~= 8.54

robphy said:
In Greek, I believe it's pronounced like:
http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/farg/harry/lan/pi.wav
although in English it's:
http://www.answers.com/pi (click on the speaker icon)
Gee, I guess it's a good thing the Greek pronounciation didn't quite cross over into English. Otherwise, folks would be spelling it "pee".

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I don't understand, America is borrowing the Greek alphabet but we pronounce the letters differently...

*mumbles to himself*

area..

pie are squared..

mm..

moose said:
I don't understand, America is borrowing the Greek alphabet but we pronounce the letters differently...
I wonder whether you even pronounce the Latin letters correctly

Weird,huh?The same with $\eta$.In ancient greek it stood for $e$,but in modern Greek it's spelled $\mbox{ita}$.

Daniel.

mmmmmmm pi *drools*

Math Is Hard said:
This is pie:
http://www.oxfordfrozenfoods.com/images/pie.jpg

MIH, you don't know what you're on about.

THIS is pie:

http://www.clewlows.co.uk/images/phatform/P1010014.jpg

Honestly, when will you people learn?

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brewnog said:
MIH, you don't know what you're on about.
Honestly, when will you people learn?
ROFLMAO!
Being a girl from the Southern U.S. I must confess being a little under-educated when it comes to pie. You see, we rarely have pie for dessert. We primarily have deep-dish cobbler and sometimes something called a "buckle". (Has anyone else heard of blueberry buckle?)

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PIE FOR DESSERT?

ARE YOU MAD?

Pies are supposed to be full of pork, or steak and kidney, or meat and potato, or chicken and mushroom, or steak and ale, or beef and mushroom...

www.denbydale.com/history/pie.htm[/URL] And as pi is calculated to more and more digits each day, so the Denby Dale Pie grows and grows, approaching infinity...

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brewnog said:
PIE FOR DESSERT?

ARE YOU MAD?

Pies are supposed to be full of pork, or steak and kidney, or meat and potato, or chicken and mushroom, or steak and ale, or beef and mushroom...

You're talking about a pot pie. Regular pie has fruit or custard filling. Yum yum yum. I just had chicken with that cucumber dill sauce Astronuc posted, and you already have me feeling hungry again!

I'll be really upset if next time I'm eating pie and mash and gravy there's custard under the crust

pi=3
e=3
pi=e

cronxeh said:
*mumbles to himself* pie are squared..

http://img89.echo.cx/img89/1022/pf2jb.jpg

Sorry, guys. I promise... that's almost the sorriest one I've ever done.

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brewnog said:
PIE FOR DESSERT?

ARE YOU MAD?
Well, yes!

Anyway, dear me! This is a real controversy. Under Gale's Law, pi = 3 and e = 3, therefore pi*e = pi2. But under Danger's Law, pi aren't squared. What a terrible contradiction!

infinitetime said:
I know exactly where you're coming from - I was playing scrabble with some people the other day, and I put down pi (sad two letter word, but that's all I could do with my horrible letters at the time) and they laughed at me and said, "you don't know how to spell pie!"

I just whipped out the webster and showed em wrong!

_____________

I.T. came from the sky!

*sigh*

There is no physically harming self because of pain to my soul smiley. There should be.

icvotria said:
www.denbydale.com/history/pie.htm[/URL] And as pi is calculated to more and more digits each day, so the Denby Dale Pie grows and grows, approaching infinity...[/QUOTE]

I WAS THERE!

I ate the last Denby Dale pie! It was awesome, there were 30,000 people eating this 12 tonne pie and drinking beer in the middle of a field. I can't believe you know about that pie! I'm impressed! :smile:

Here's a nice picture of the pie I ate!

[PLAIN]http://www.clarke.sathosting.net/denbydalecom//images/sundryimages/2000pie.jpg

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Gale17 said:
pi = 3

God said:
Kings 7:23 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it.

Kansas has its work cut out for it.

New editions have this footnote:

God said:
Ten cubits is the pattern diameter and thirty cubits the actual cast circumfrence. There is shrinkage during cooling.

Math Is Hard said:
ROFLMAO!
Being a girl from the Southern U.S. I must confess being a little under-educated when it comes to pie. You see, we rarely have pie for dessert. We primarily have deep-dish cobbler and sometimes something called a "buckle". (Has anyone else heard of blueberry buckle?)

Yes, and they even sell a baby food version of blueberry buckle. Those dishes all fall within the family of crisps, crumbles, grunts, slumps, brown betty's or pandowdy's. Basically a sweetened dough and fruit combo. MMMmmmmm gimme 'sum more grunt!

DocToxyn said:
Yes, and they even sell a baby food version of blueberry buckle. Those dishes all fall within the family of crisps, crumbles, grunts, slumps, brown betty's or pandowdy's. Basically a sweetened dough and fruit combo. MMMmmmmm gimme 'sum more grunt!

I've never heard it called grunt or slump before! Grunt, must be named for the sound you make if someone tries to take it away from you before you're done with it.

brewnog said:
I WAS THERE!

I ate the last Denby Dale pie! It was awesome, there were 30,000 people eating this 12 tonne pie and drinking beer in the middle of a field. I can't believe you know about that pie! I'm impressed!

Here's a nice picture of the pie I ate!

http://www.clarke.sathosting.net/denbydalecom//images/sundryimages/2000pie.jpg
[/URL]
I WAS THERE TOO! It was delicious!

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