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February 7th, 2002
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Trying to come up with a Googlewhack (I didn't), I came up with the phrase "mathematically erect." I would have thought someone else would have come up with it, but a Google search of that phrase (with quotes around it) doesn't turn anything up. It means the state of excitement when looking at something matematical, and it's also a play on the phrase "mathematically correct."

"I was looking at the theorem, and I became mathematically erect."

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From:hrafn
Date:February 7th, 2002 08:48 am (UTC)
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The really interesting question is whether only mathematically correct theorems get you going . . . or if you have more exotic tastes.

(This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "math sicko," which previously only meant "one who gets an unnatural amount of joy from doing mathematics.")
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From:treacle_well
Date:February 7th, 2002 10:34 am (UTC)
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when looking at something matematical

mate matical?

From that thought my mind wandered to "mate-o-mat," a place where one could procur a mate from vending machines.
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From:queue
Date:February 7th, 2002 10:46 am (UTC)
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It's nice to know that one's typos can spur others to feats of creativity. :-)
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From:hrafn
Date:February 7th, 2002 11:04 am (UTC)
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So, "mate matically erect" would mean, er, hmm. Maybe I don't want to go there . . .
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