an anecdote on abbreviations

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# an anecdote on abbreviations

Submitted by Wkbj79 on Wed, 06/20/2007 - 05:23

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One of my friends took an abstract algebra course in which the professor insisted on using abbreviations whenever possible. For example, instead of writing out "first isomorphism theorem", this professor always wrote "FIT". As a result, my friend's notes were plastered with abbreviations, including FIT, SIT, and TIT.

My friend was hoping desperately to get to the six hundredth isomorphism theorem....

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## Re: an anecdote on abbreviations

> After a short delay: LOL!

Don't worry: It took me about 10 seconds to realize why my friend wanted to get to the six hundredth isomorphism theorem, so don't feel bad about a "short delay". :-)

In any case, I am glad that someone besides me appreciated the joke.

Warren

## Re: an anecdote on abbreviations

Wow, I too just comprehended that...I originally just kind of laughed at the prospect of a six hundredth isomorphism theorem...NOW I get it! Haha!

## Re: an anecdote on abbreviations

> My friend was hoping desperately to get to the six hundredth isomorphism theorem....

After a short delay: LOL!