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Topic: Slightly OT : I hate math
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Virgil

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Re: Slightly OT : I hate math
Posted: Feb 4, 2010 2:16 AM
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<2e053960-13bb-4695-b7d2-b54782aa6447@n7g2000yqb.googlegroups.com>,
junoexpress <mtbrenneman@gmail.com> wrote:

> At social gatherings when people ask what you do, if you say
> mathematics, they'll often respond that they hate math or were
> terrible at in school, etc. Kind of a rude response I think, as I
> wouldn't come out and so openly diss someone's profession like that.
> And somewhat of a humorous response, since few people would think to
> confess that they were bad at English or could barely read or put
> together a coherent sentence, and yet they so gleefully volunteer that
> they are bad at math. I'm curious how people who do math respond to
> those types of comments.


What is even more peculiar is that many of those people seem to take
pride in being mathematical dunces.



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