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I was going to make a joke to the effect of "OMG, I've become an expert" but went for the Nonsense Math Effect anyway. Nevertheless, I say the same thing three times, twice without maths, and once entirely above the fold, and still I'm not understood, which is a disappointment.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 20th, 2014 at 02:11:48 AM EST
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Trust me, it's not you... it's me. These days I learn slowly and forget quickly, as I often say in Deutsche to people I meet here.

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by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 at 10:14:27 AM EST
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Perhaps it would have been more understood, if you had said it once, without the math. Not understanding the entire text appears to often trigger doubts on wheter one understands parts of it.

I noticed when I studied economic history that the pretty meaningless economics equations attached in the margins got students with a non-math background uncertain if they had understood the description of rise and fall of industries in the 19th century. Once they knew it was nonsense that could not possible appear on any exam (because I told them as much) and ignored it, the uncertainty went away.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 at 03:05:53 PM EST
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