BURNING EARTHSHAKING Tuple Question

Tom Bryan tbryan at python.net
Sun Jul 22 13:54:08 CEST 2001


Erik Max Francis wrote:

> so perhaps when
> mathematicians are isolated with other mathematicians they tend to
> pronounce it that way.  I really don't know.

In both my undergraduate and graduate studies in mathematics in the U.S., 
I only remember hearing tuple pronounced so that it rhymes with goop.  If 
anyone pronounced it to rhyme with couple, it was rare enough that I don't 
remember it.  But we also said "pie" for pi and "fee" for phi.

consistency-is-the-hobgoblin-of-little-minds-ly yours
---Tom




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