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#1 2009-09-28 23:42:13

JaneFairfax
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American

I started a thread on this some time ago, but the thread was deleted presumably because of one or two offensive posts in it. I will start the same thread again.
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Last edited by MathsIsFun (2009-10-03 10:45:33)


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#2 2009-09-28 23:47:03

JaneFairfax
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Re: American

And these were the replies in the original thread.

bobbym wrote:

Hi Jane;

Personally, I can't see why it is called either. Sometimes you go down, an action not described by either name.

We are not tiresome, we just seem that way.

Tigeree wrote:

I've always called it a lift. Except for when I was in America... Wow, that's strange. But in this case I agree with bobby.

bobbym wrote:

Hi all;

You can never go wrong agreeing with bobbym.

MathsIsFun wrote:

An Englishman walks into a bar. "Oh my goodness, how silly of me. Wonder why I didn't see that bar there? Perfectly obvious bar. Oh well ... never mind ..." (passes out)

Tigeree wrote:

I've always called it a lift. Except for when I was in America... Wow, that's strange. But in this case I agree with bobby.


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#3 2009-09-29 00:03:00

Identity
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Re: American

Thanks for restoring the thread Jane... seems quite uncharacteristic for a whole thread to be deleted like that...

@ bobbym:
"Personally, I can't see why it is called either. Sometimes you go down, an action not described by the name."

Nor is that described by "elevator" tongue

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#4 2009-09-29 00:13:36

JaneFairfax
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Re: American

Thanks, Identity.

I have sent an email to MathsIsFun demanding an explanation for that outrageous action.


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#5 2009-09-29 06:42:07

bobbym
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Re: American

Hi Jane;

See my post here: Your comments are welcome.

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … 24#p120324

Hi identity;

That is what I was saying, neither name is accurate and should be replaced by uppie-downie.

Last edited by bobbym (2009-09-29 06:43:41)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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