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#1 2005-12-25 08:11:45

se7en
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joke about pi

Back in the good old US of A there exists a small group of poor farmers and labourers known as
"Hillbillies". Having pinched and saved for several years, one Hillbilly family finally managed
to send its eldest son off to University to make something of himself. At the end of his first
year, the son proudly returned home, intent on displaying his new-found knowledge.

"Well son, tell us'n what great things y'all larned at that thar ooniversity." requested the
father. The son thought for a few minutes, and then thought for a few minutes more. Finally, in
a brilliant display of mathematical fortitude, he said "pi r^2".

The father looked at his son for several minutes in shocked amazement, sadly shaking his head.
"Why son", he said, "everybody knows that pie are round - cornbread's squared".

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#2 2005-12-25 16:20:38

ganesh
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Re: joke about pi

Good one, Se7en!
And your username is a tongue-twister smile


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#3 2005-12-25 17:45:16

Ricky
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Re: joke about pi

Gahnesh, I believe it's just pronounced "Seven."  Se7en is the name of a movie concerning the seven deadly sins.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#4 2006-01-03 00:39:09

krassi_holmz
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Re: joke about pi

No, it's
"sesevenen"
wink


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#5 2006-01-03 02:20:46

VR Hawks
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Re: joke about pi

It could probably be Selen. Why? Because I saw on some other forums there are people who input the 'l' as '7' as in '1337', but it could be how you pronounced it, krassi_holmz.


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#6 2006-01-03 05:15:48

Ricky
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Re: joke about pi

7 is a 't', 1337 is leet, as in elite.  1 is 'l'


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#7 2006-01-03 23:39:44

VR Hawks
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Re: joke about pi

I thought it was the other way round.

1337 read upside down is Leet, so I think 7 is L.


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#8 2006-01-04 02:43:44

Ricky
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I've never heard of it thought that way, but 1 is definitely L and 7 is definitely T.

1'v3 n3v3r h34rd 0f 17 7h0u6h7 7h47 w4y, bu7 1 15 d3f1n173|y | 4nd 7 15 d3f1n173|y 7.

1'\/3 |\|3\/3|2 |-|3@|2[) 0|= 1+ +|-|0|_|6|-|+ +|-|@+ \X/@`/, |}|_|+ 1 1$ [)3|=1|\|1+3|`/ | @|\|[) 7 1$ [)3|=1|\|1+3|`/ +.


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#9 2006-01-04 02:54:37

krassi_holmz
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Re: joke about pi

Translation (for dummies):
1. I've never heard of it thought that way, but 1 is definitely L and 7 is definitely T.
2. I've never heard of it thought that way, but 1 is definitely L and 7 is definitely T.
smile

Last edited by krassi_holmz (2006-01-04 02:55:08)


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#10 2006-01-05 19:58:08

RickyOswaldIOW
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Re: joke about pi

maybe you'll have heard of the expression "pwned" which is derived from the word "owned".  I recently read a question asking how this word was to be pronounced, many people had many thories.  My theory is that since it is internet slag, the word was not meant to be pronounced (only typed) and thus the internet is spawning a global language that has no pronounciation.  Do any other languages such as this exist?


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#11 2006-01-06 00:09:36

VR Hawks
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Thanks for explanation, krazzi. I was confused to see that bunch of strange letters and numbers.

Even though if 'pwned' isn't pronounced, only typed, I still pronounce it as 'pawned' somehow. Maybe I thought every word should suppose to have a pronounciation.

And I think other languages of slang do exist.


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#12 2006-01-06 02:07:16

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Re: joke about pi

Other languages? Crane operators use 'vira' for up and 'majna' [mie-nah] for down. All around the world.


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#13 2006-01-06 04:47:10

Ricky
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pwnd should be pronounced owned, just like you don't say, "one thousand three hundred and thirty seven" (1337), you just say leet.

And no, there have been no languages which have no pronunciation because language came first, writing came second.


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#14 2006-01-06 16:47:58

VR Hawks
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Re: joke about pi

I pronounce the word as it looks, not of the original meaning.

BTW, 1337 can be pronounced as one thousand three hundred thirty seven, depending where it is used. Because you wouldn't say 'leet' to your maths teacher, would you?


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#15 2007-01-07 12:10:15

RickyOswaldIOW
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Re: joke about pi

not unless you pwned him


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#16 2007-01-07 14:01:38

Toast
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Re: joke about pi

Well Jeremy from PurePwnage pronounces 'pwned' as 'owned' and he is like the king of pwnage so yeah whatever.

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#17 2007-01-23 07:07:54

Saleem
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Re: joke about pi

u kno wat i dont get!!!!!!!!!!!
d ting is dat u suppose 2b commentin bout d joke but instead u people talkin but d girl name an bout other stuff,
wel u all sound like a bunch of crackers

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#18 2007-01-23 08:19:16

Devantè
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Re: joke about pi

u kno wat i dnt cre!!!!!!!!!!

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