Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hilarious Math

This is just a light-hearted attempt to give us all a few good laughs today.

So, I share with you some quotes from an old book entitled
Kids Sure Rite Funny, written by Art Linkletter of Kid's Say the Darndest Things TV fame. Growing up, I always enjoyed watching him interview those little children, knowing that the parents were in the audience and that Art Linkletter was going to do his best to get those children to say something funny or embarrassing.

In his book,
Kids Sure Rite Funny, Linkletter shares from the writings of kids across the country. The book was published in 1962. If you should come across one at a garage sale, grab it. You will be entertained for years to come. I don't know how many times I've read these quotes, but they are funny every time.

(All spellings are the children's, as so spelled in the book.)

Hope you have a good laugh.


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"A hypotenoose is a humane device for hanging criminals from a 90 degree angle."
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"If your triangles get four sides, you have wrectangles."
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"In area, a circle is a pie or square."
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"Why I am taking algebra is because I hear that some thoughts cannot be thought without thinking in algebra. Although I have never had such thoughts, I am expecting."
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"The minuend is the number from which the minuet is subtracted."
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"Square objects are rectangular while round ones are tubercular."
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"When rulers are not human, they have twelve inched feet."
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"A tangerine is a line going past a circle."
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"If you are looking for an X, algebra will help you find it."
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"Axioms and postulates are the same. We have both of them in case we forget the word for one of them."
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1 comments:

MathMan said...

There are 3 types of mathematicians -- those that than can count, and those who cannot!