"Don't shit where you eat"

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Wed Jul 11 02:43:49 UTC 2007

Mark Mandel wrote:
> I'm still looking for a context (spherical geometry, maybe?) in which to
> make a pun about 2-dimensional geometrical figures with only two sides each:
> bigons.
> (gd&ravvf)

As it happens, my research area is classical Euclidean geometry, and
specifically parametrization of polygons. Three or four years ago, I was
giving a colloquium talk on the theory, and (on being questioned)
explained that it did, indeed, apply to the degenerate case of two-sided
polygons. The obvious pun was made.

Jim Parish

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