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Dear Maths Teachers and Textbook writers, Could you please tell me what is an urn?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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Kaboobly doo! Urn is traditional. A box is a former receptacle of some unwanted piece of garbage.

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Urn is traditional.

Supposing you went back in time and observed Archimedes on a beach writing in the sand. You watched that after he did some work he would take out

his sharp chicken bone, dip it in some foul smelling substance that was dark and start writing in an old scroll.

You run up to him and say, "sir, use my pen and writing paper that I have brought for you. It is much better than parchment, sand and sharp chicken bones.

He throws your pen into the water and the paper too saying, "you can not do math unless you write in the sand and in old parchments with a chicken bone dipped in goo. That is the only way you can do mathematics! That is the only way you can achieve understanding!"

You leave and come back home saying, "boy, Archimedes is an idiot!"

Understand?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That sounds familiar. I will still call it an urn.

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an young man gave me that story

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not a young man. If I give you any problems, they might be urns or boxes or even baskets.

An urn is like a vase.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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That reminds me of the old joke:

**Warning! Bad Joke Alert!**

1st man: "What's a Greek urn?"

2nd man: " About 30 drachma a week" Boom boom!

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Pretty good joke.

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Boom boom?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The punchline of a joke is often emphasized with a buh duh boom or a boom boom cchhh. May have started with Henny Youngman.

Three of his greatest bad jokes were:

I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back.

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

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bobbym wrote:

Some things are better left unknown.

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Agnishom wrote:

Thanks it is clear to me now : cool:

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When did I write that?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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A spelling champion wrote:

Than you should know that does not have a value like 3 or some number.

Post 4

Why are we looking at that thread?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Either that was a typo or a case of nehtthanosis.

In the spirit of your quoting, I thought I would follow suit.

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nehtthanosis?

Okay; lets quote some more

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Agnishom wrote:

nehtthanosis?

Check out the first 8 letters in groups of 4.

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Thanks it is clear to me now : cool:

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Agnishom wrote:

gr8!!!!!!!!!

gr8!!!!!!!!!! !dea

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Agnishom wrote:

Day dreaming is bad

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, day dreaming activates the brains center for producing the amazing delta waves.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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from urn to day dreaming.

nice jump....

by the way, Bob's joke were really good (especially that boom boom made me go )

friendship is tan 90°.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, we do tend to go off every time we talk.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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The urn returns to Australia!

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