Saturday, April 07, 2007

Geekman speak

Upon hearing that a friend had called to say she would come by in half an hour, "I'd take that time estimate with a grain of sodium chloride."

Later, preparing to chop up a pumpkin, "How do you remove the skin from something with this degree of curvature?"

Sigh. Aren't physicists cute?

2 Comments:

kermitthefrog said...

Yes! But I have to sympathize with the question of the pumpkin's degree of curvature. The one time I tried to peel a pumpkin it was a mighty struggle indeed.

Geeka said...

I think that it probably is a science thing. I was having a conversation with my mom a few months ago and couldn't come up with any other word than 'vasculature'.