## Mathematical terms in nonmathematical use

Some more common uses of mathematical language in so-called ‘real’ life* follow. Brevity good. Something useful for seminar breaks would be better.

“Like, totally, absolutely convergent” : Common in freshman ‘prooves’.

“Expression manipulation” : Lying.

“F is badly behaved” : However, F has a smooth legal representative…

“Adding one term” : In poly-ticks any additional term is always positive.

“By utilizing this inequality, we can get the weaker side as low as we want!” : So-called nasty capitalist talk.

“Careful estimate” : All sources carefully hidden.

“A show that redefines television!” : Sure: $\textrm{idiot box} := \textrm{idiot box}$.

“Laplace transforms” : …into its firetruck mode, and runs over Megatron.

“We have the proof!” : We have a rectally originated idea, a snappy slogan, and an overemoting witness of questionable sincerity and mental acuity. Plus, we cry easily.

“There are no zeros on the boundary” : The Border Patrol is on strike.

“Ass. f anal.” : A mysterious personals column preference.

“A removable pole” : KGB talk.

* Note : $\textrm{real life} \supset \textrm{rational life}$. The inclusion is strict; for an example, see the records of your local parliament.

Ye Great Old Ones, I need to go lie down a bit.

### One Response to “Mathematical terms in nonmathematical use”

1. edgarsr Says:

Nice translation :D