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fac) (Bill Kehlenbeck (fac)

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Use of "M&M" abbreviation
Posted: Nov 7, 1996 9:46 PM
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Back in August and September, there was a discussion here about the
distribution of colors in packages of M&M candies. Recently, however, the
abbreviation "M&M" has been used to refer to the Moore & McCabe statistics
text. It took me several such references over a few days to figure this out!
Reminds me of a college math professor I had in my freshman year who
frequently used the abbreviations LHS and RHS without ever saying what he
meant by them. I dutifully copied them into my notes, but was too
embarrassed to admit my ignorance by asking what they stood for. It was
several weeks before he actually said "Left-Hand Side" as he wrote "LHS" and
I went from darkness into light!

Bill Kehlenbeck
Noble & Greenough School
Dedham, MA

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