Fun_People Archive
10 Apr
Re: Two More Pieces o' PI

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 95 22:04:08 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Re: Two More Pieces o' PI

[Uh-oh!  Now I've done it...  -psl]
 Forwarded-by: (Lani Herrmann)
 Subject: Re: Two More Pieces o' PI

> ... who could forget the Cal Tech cheer,
> ...
>     "E-to-the-x du dx, E-to-the-x dx,
>      Cotan secant tangent sine,
>      three point one four one five nine."

SOMEBODY forgot it, or at least the last part.

	Square root, cube root, QED
	Slipstick, slide rule, Ray! UC!

dick greenhaus (who learned it ca. 1948)

[The UC referred to is likely not the University of California, despite
my current address, but the University of Chicago, which was infamous
for having dropped intercollegiate football under Robert Maynard Hutchins
some time before that. -- Lani]

[Yet John Randolph makes a different assertion about UC:  -psl]

 From: "John C. Randolph" <>
 Subject: Re: Two More Pieces o' PI

  From The University of Chicago:

Themistocles, Thucydides, the Peloponnesian War!
X-Squared, Y-Squared, h2so4!

Who we gonna yell for, who we gonna cheer?
Chicago! Chicago!  Yeah!

[Nice rhyme, eh?  I guess free verse was the mode even then in Chicago.
I bet I'm really in trouble now...  -psl]

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []