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On Jun 26, 2006, at 6:30 PM, S. Gordin wrote:

I hope the author (whoever he is) just sincerely and naively thought that this was funny.
Actually, _I_ thought it was funny (the first time I heard it), but wretchedly off topic and unforgivably anonymous. So let's don't go feeding trolls.

Interesting that algebra really is an arabic term:
al-, the + jabr, bone-setting, restoration (from jabara, to set (bones), force, restore.
according to

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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