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in thread Mark Jason Dominus And Me - The Partition Problem

> (paragraph 1.8, "Where Recursion Blows")

I wish I had thought to make that the title.


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Re^5: Mark Jason Dominus And Me - The Partition Problem
by Laurent_R (Parson) on Nov 17, 2012 at 15:47 UTC

    OK, I missed a word, sorry about that. And English not being my mother tongue, I did not realize that it might sound as a profanity before reading your comment.

      I think it is safe to assume that MJD was not being ironic/sarcastic.

      And I know, as someone who has never managed to attain any degree of fluency in a 2nd language, that I am very, very lucky that my nursery language turned out to be the de facto international language of computers.

      I think MJD is saying "I understand it's an unintentional dropped word, but you have suddenly made this very funny when it was just a rather dull chapter title, and I really like this -- and I wish I had thought of it first."

      Explaining jokes: nothing funnier than an autopsy.