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Re: affixes

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Sunday, February 20, 2005, 13:43
Tristan McLeay wrote:

> I've never heard 'My Dear Aunt Sally' before; well, not in reference to > maths. I was taught in grade five the more complete 'bodmas'; my sister > was taught 'Bomdas' (but 'Bodmas' seems to have been more common;
Bizarre! I was almost going to object vehemently :) to Mark's claim that > In English, we learn the phrase "My Dear Aunt Sally" to remember that > Multiplication and Division come before Addition and Subtraction. having never heard of such a thing, and was going to mention this "bomdas" mneumonic that I heard at school, before deciding that reporting such an obscure bit of knowledge as a mneumonic used by one teacher in one school in a little country with a small population, was too trivial even for this list. I didn't suspect that I was so widespread :-). s. -- Stiofán Ó Maoilbreanainn C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique -- Bosquet, on seeing the IBM 4341


Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>