Italy-Italia Journal Language Thoughts

Equals = tidy!!


Just when I though I’d discovered something really unusual that the Welsh had invented, it turns the Italians MAY be able to claim ownership. Ah well, I am at least Italian ‘per scelta’ !!


By Rowland Jones

Jones spends his time writing & performing his songs, writing to the papers, doing illustrations for Zuiderlucht and browsing idly around the net for considerably longer than any adult should . . .

10 replies on “Equals = tidy!!”

“…to avoid the tedious repetition of these words: “is equal to”, I will set a pair of parallels of one length (thus =), because no two things can be more equal”
Traduzione: “…per evitare la noiosa ripetizione di queste parole: “è uguale a”, userò un paio di linee parallele di uguale lunghezza (quindi =), perché non ci sono due cose uguali tra loro più di due rette parallele.”

I’m swimming without a paddle on this subject, so I guess I’ll resort to the Godfather movies in posting my comment (completely unrelated to this post, mind you) . . . The Italians decided a long time ago it was better if they left the guns (war) and took the cannolis (cuisine). And I am not complaining in the least about this decision.

They also claim that the notion of perspective was an idea from the Italian renaissance – whereas the Arab scholar Alhazen was postulating it about 400 years earlier . . . but what the hell! hand me another glass of Orvieto classico . . . 🙂 salute . .I love ’em

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