Friday, 13 April 2018

Of mathematical limericks

Graham has posted a very clever - far too clever for me - mathematical limerick on his blog. I thought the limerick would be something like this:

A man from the island of Skye
Bad at maths, but determined to try,
Realised all of his fears -
After forty-five years
He still can't tell his log from his pi.

How wrong can you be 😩

Feel free to have a go yourself - either kind will be welcome!

9 comments:

  1. Love limericks, Frances, but detest maths! Here's my go:

    Although clever at English and French
    During maths she sat on the bench.
    Triangles and numbers
    Caused her no end of blunders,
    She’d much rather play with a wrench.

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  2. I like yours, Frances – I'll go and look at Graham's now.

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    1. It's awfully clever, Patsy. I wouldn't have got there in a million years.

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  3. Oh dear. You're requesting the use of brainpower to create something original using words.

    Though I’m learned in words and much more
    Their use by my brain is a bore.
    Create something not rude
    Said Frances Garrood
    And now my poor brain is quite sore.

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    1. Oops. Typo. Line 2 is amended.

      Though I’m learned in words and much more
      Their use by my brain is a chore.
      Create something not rude
      Said Frances Garrood
      And now my poor brain is quite sore.

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    2. Good try, Graham, though I don't mind rude. Many of the best limericks are very rude!

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    3. A mathematician named hall,
      Had just one tetrahedronical ball,
      The cube of it's weight,
      Times..........the rest is very rude.

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