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Monday, October 8, 2012

Love's labour's algebra

The girls were working on their schoolwork this morning. Older Daughter was reading Shakespeare (specifically, Love’s Labour’s Lost)...

...and Younger Daughter is just beginning Algebra I.

I was working a math problem with Younger Daughter when Older Daughter suddenly said, “You have no idea how hard it is to read Shakespeare when you’re talking math. This is what I just read: ‘If my observation, which very seldom lies, 6x + 1 is greater than -2x + 5, by the heart's still rhetoric disclosed with eyes, Deceive me not now, Navarre is infected…’”

Yeah, I could see how that would be confusing.


  1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)October 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Made me laugh! I could never read Shakespeare in high school, so I saved my money and bought all his works including poetry on 33-1/3 records. All the famous actors and actresses of the day were recorded. Each record came with a book of the manuscripts. Could never bear to throw them out, (they have moved six times along with me) so now they are sitting in my attic. I don't even have a record player anymore....

  2. Well... you don't have to read Shakespeare and do math all in the same room, do you? Very funny! I taught math in the Army, but I think I would rather have taught English Lit! Hehehe... --Fred in AZ

  3. Hilarious! Gave me a good laugh!