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6th Dec '16 12:41:40 AM StevieC
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* At least one college psychology textbook lists the four 'F's of psychology as fight, flight, food, and [[LastSecondWordSwap f...ornication]].

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* At least one college psychology textbook lists the four 'F's of psychology as fight, flight, food, fighting, fleeing, foraging, and [[LastSecondWordSwap f...ornication]].
17th Nov '16 1:30:59 AM PaulA
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** Ionesco's distinct style of absurdism owes a great deal to the innate weirdness of learning a foreign language from textbooks. ''The Bald Soprano'', his best known play, is a prime example. Its plot (I use the term lightly) revolves around the Smiths and the Martins, their maid and the local fireman (also the maid's lover) telling each other meaningless facts about their lives. The original name was even "English Without Toil." The dialogues from his French textbook were also adapted into a set of short plays.

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** Ionesco's distinct style of absurdism owes a great deal to the innate weirdness of learning a foreign language from textbooks. ''The Bald Soprano'', ''Theatre/TheBaldSoprano'', his first and best known play, is a prime example. Its plot (I use the term lightly) revolves around the Smiths and the Martins, their maid and the local fireman (also the maid's lover) telling each other meaningless facts about their lives. The original name was even "English Without Toil." The dialogues from his French textbook were also adapted into a set of short plays.
17th Nov '16 12:19:08 AM PaulA
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* EugeneIonesco, well-known [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] playwright, somehow got himself hired to write the dialogues for a first-year French textbook, ''Mise en Train''. As demonstrated above, many foreign language textbook dialogues already border on Textbook Humor, albeit unintentionally. Ionesco simply turned it UpToEleven.
** Ionesco's distinct style of absurdism owes a great deal to the innate weirdness of learning a foreign language from textbooks. ''The Bald Soprano', his best known play, is a prime example. Its plot (I use the term lightly) revolves around the Smiths and the Martins, their maid and the local fireman (also the maid's lover) telling each other meaningless facts about their lives. The original name was even "English Without Toil." The dialogues from his French textbook were also adapted into a set of short plays.

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* EugeneIonesco, Creator/EugeneIonesco, well-known [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] playwright, somehow got himself hired to write the dialogues for a first-year French textbook, ''Mise en Train''. As demonstrated above, many foreign language textbook dialogues already border on Textbook Humor, albeit unintentionally. Ionesco simply turned it UpToEleven.
** Ionesco's distinct style of absurdism owes a great deal to the innate weirdness of learning a foreign language from textbooks. ''The Bald Soprano', Soprano'', his best known play, is a prime example. Its plot (I use the term lightly) revolves around the Smiths and the Martins, their maid and the local fireman (also the maid's lover) telling each other meaningless facts about their lives. The original name was even "English Without Toil." The dialogues from his French textbook were also adapted into a set of short plays.
16th Nov '16 7:34:35 PM Quanyails
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** Page 314 in ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/5dbhi3/page_314_is_100%CF%80_in_my_math_textbook/ Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus]]'' and ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' instead have instead "≈ 100π" as the page number. Other alternative page numbers include "2^2", "≈ 100 ''e''", and "100√2".

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** Page 314 in ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/5dbhi3/page_314_is_100%CF%80_in_my_math_textbook/ Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus]]'' and ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' instead have instead "≈ 100π" as the page number. Other alternative page numbers include "2^2", "≈ 100 ''e''", and "100√2"."2
16th Nov '16 7:32:35 PM Quanyails
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** Page 314 in ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/5dbhi3/page_314_is_100%CF%80_in_my_math_textbook/ Prelude to Precalculus]]'' and ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' instead have instead "≈ 100π" as the page number.

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** Page 314 in ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/5dbhi3/page_314_is_100%CF%80_in_my_math_textbook/ Precalculus: A Prelude to Precalculus]]'' Calculus]]'' and ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' instead have instead "≈ 100π" as the page number.number. Other alternative page numbers include "2^2", "≈ 100 ''e''", and "100√2".
16th Nov '16 7:27:44 PM Quanyails
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* The last homework problem in the Spectral Theorem section in Axler's ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' is [[http://spikedmath.com/097.html this comic]], presented as a "solve for ''x''" problem. The only reason for this problem's inclusion in the textbook is apparently to exploit the IncrediblyLamePun of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_operator normal]] linear operator. The problem itself can be considered humorous for how elementary it is compared to the rest of the material (which is primarily proof-based).

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* Sheldon Axler tends to sneak in jokes into his math textbooks:
** Page 314 in ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/5dbhi3/page_314_is_100%CF%80_in_my_math_textbook/ Prelude to Precalculus]]'' and ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' instead have instead "≈ 100π" as the page number.
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The last homework problem in the Spectral Theorem section in Axler's ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' is [[http://spikedmath.com/097.html this comic]], presented as a "solve for ''x''" problem. The only reason for this problem's inclusion in the textbook is apparently to exploit the IncrediblyLamePun of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_operator normal]] linear operator. The problem itself can be considered humorous for how elementary it is compared to the rest of the material (which is primarily proof-based).
15th Nov '16 2:30:09 PM Quanyails
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* John R. Taylor's [[http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Mechanics-John-R-Taylor/dp/189138922X Classical Mechanics]] delivers ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. It's a classical mechanic...on a book about classical mechanics. Taylor seems to be fond of this trope, as indicated by the cover of his [[http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Error-Analysis-Uncertainties-Measurements/dp/093570275X/ref=la_B001IODK2C_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403582018&sr=1-2 textbook on error analysis]].

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* John R. Taylor's [[http://www.''[[http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Mechanics-John-R-Taylor/dp/189138922X Classical Mechanics]] Mechanics]]'' delivers ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. It's a classical mechanic...on a book about classical mechanics. Taylor seems to be fond of this trope, as indicated by the cover of his [[http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Error-Analysis-Uncertainties-Measurements/dp/093570275X/ref=la_B001IODK2C_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403582018&sr=1-2 textbook on error analysis]].
15th Nov '16 2:10:16 PM Quanyails
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* The last homework problem in the Spectral Theorem section in Axler's ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' is a "solve for ''x''" problem presented in the form of a comic, apparently solely to exploit the IncrediblyLamePun of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_operator normal]] linear operator. The problem itself can be considered humorous for how elementary it is compared to the rest of the material.

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* The last homework problem in the Spectral Theorem section in Axler's ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' is [[http://spikedmath.com/097.html this comic]], presented as a "solve for ''x''" problem presented problem. The only reason for this problem's inclusion in the form of a comic, textbook is apparently solely to exploit the IncrediblyLamePun of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_operator normal]] linear operator. The problem itself can be considered humorous for how elementary it is compared to the rest of the material.material (which is primarily proof-based).
15th Nov '16 1:57:29 PM Quanyails
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* Linear Algebra and its Applications by David C. Lay, when introducing the shear transformation gives a picture of a sheep and a sheared sheep.
* ''Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge,'' not including the ridiculous title, also contains a problem concerning a boy named Arnex with angles in his pocket.

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* Linear ''Linear Algebra and its Applications Applications'' by David C. Lay, when introducing the shear transformation gives a picture of a sheep and a sheared sheep.
* ''Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge,'' not including the ridiculous title, also contains a problem concerning a boy named Arnex with angles in his pocket. pocket.
* The last homework problem in the Spectral Theorem section in Axler's ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' is a "solve for ''x''" problem presented in the form of a comic, apparently solely to exploit the IncrediblyLamePun of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_operator normal]] linear operator. The problem itself can be considered humorous for how elementary it is compared to the rest of the material.
18th Sep '16 5:56:09 AM Veanne
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* Note that this book was published in 2014, so it might well be intended. ''Elementary New Testament Greek'', page 21:
--> These [passive voice] forms will ''ReverseThePolarity of action''...
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