I’m Being Stupid; Join Me

11 Oct
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Several comments on the last post have left the impression that you are not keen on maths blogs.  You are missing the point: I am not trying to educate you.  I am following the centuries-old Code of the Stupid and making fun of what I don’t understand.

Don’t feel intimidated: be a bully, like me.  Mock the intelligent and feel better about yourself.  After all, what use is maths to we wordsmiths, except as a useful dispute with our friends over the pond, who call it math?

Idiots of the blogosphere, unite!  We have nothing to lose but our credibility!


27 Responses to “I’m Being Stupid; Join Me”

  1. Unordinary Customer October 11, 2011 at 15:40 #

    In Eastern philosophy there is a saying that the art of being a fool is the greatest of all. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 09:59 #

      We’ll have to check that with Shakespeare 🙂


  2. Paula Tohline Calhoun October 11, 2011 at 15:48 #

    Add mind and/or wits to what we can lose. Me? I lost all of them years ago, and I believe it was in an elementary “maths” class. If I stick to my resolution to keep my posts at 1,000 words or less, I won’t need to count any higher than that. Good enough for me.


  3. slpmartin October 11, 2011 at 15:59 #

    You mean to say that I once had “credibility” …oh my… I missed a chance of a lifetime.


  4. mkmercurio October 11, 2011 at 16:17 #

    I once heard a math major (in college) make a comment about how difficult his English classes were! Imagine that — something that came so easy to me was so difficult for him. And Math? To me anyone that was a math major was super smart — and then the light bulb went on … I was smart too – in an English sort of way!!


    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 10:01 #

      I never looked at it that way! You can come again 🙂


  5. gigihawaii October 11, 2011 at 16:36 #

    My daughter is a high school math teacher and chairman of the math dept. She inherited the math gene from her father — definitely not from me! I am such a dunce, I never went beyond high school geometry! lol.


    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 10:01 #

      I think you made up for it in other ways, though, didn’t you? 🙂


  6. Harry Nicholson October 11, 2011 at 17:04 #

    Can I join? I once got 0% for arithmetic. But then came merchant navy college and I had to learn the Calculus; because I had an empty head I became rather good at it.


    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 10:04 #

      It’s good to start with an empty head. It’s always worked for me. 🙂


  7. mairedubhtx October 11, 2011 at 17:13 #

    Maths–Math–I am still boggled by it all. Now statistics: I can understand those.


  8. Pseu October 11, 2011 at 18:29 #

    Now look here:

    something to suit us all?


  9. Hattie October 11, 2011 at 19:51 #

    As always, I’m with stupid.


  10. sufilight October 11, 2011 at 20:34 #

    I hate math! 😦 Never was good at it, but aaah, English, even as a second language, I love. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 10:27 #

      What is your first language? I thought you were American 🙂


      • sufilight October 13, 2011 at 23:00 #

        I am South American, so Spanish is my first language. I am an American Citizen though, have lived in the States since childhood. 🙂


  11. Piglet in Portugal October 11, 2011 at 22:22 #

    Useful if you have to count words for an article…but hey…we can use “word” to do that for us at a press of a button.
    Hate maths…


  12. kateshrewsday October 11, 2011 at 22:25 #

    Numbers, schmumbers…


  13. Yulia October 12, 2011 at 04:15 #

    Hi Tilly, I love math! I Love math! I love numbers until one day I made a wrong decision to be an accountant 😀 I stuck with the numbers! I need to learn more 😀



    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 10:30 #

      Poor Yulia! But it’s never too late to change fields.


  14. Musings October 12, 2011 at 04:21 #

    Hmmm… I’ve always been rather deficient in my math skills. Perhaps that’s why I married an engieer. I wanted to make sure my children had better luck. Now I’ve got to see what you were teaching everybody in your previous post.


  15. Tom (Aquatom1968) October 13, 2011 at 21:00 #

    I don’t mind numbers or English, and I don’t mind getting things wrong either. The brainy people in work think I’m stupid… but I know what I’m doing most of the time. Nothing stupid in that!


  16. ElizOF October 14, 2011 at 09:17 #

    Actually, I like the number posts… just don’t see how to respond to them. Upwards and onwards. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud October 14, 2011 at 16:42 #

      I like them too, though they never make much sense 🙂


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