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Roman Numerals Quotes By Kurt Vonnegut

Speaking of plunging into war, do you know why I think George W. Bush is so pissed off at Arabs? They brought us algebra. Also the numbers we use, including a symbol for nothing, which Europeans had never had before. You think Arabs are dumb? Try doing long division with Roman numerals. — Kurt Vonnegut

Roman Numerals Quotes By Robert Klein

I have no statistics to prove it, but I'm sure the American workplace will be adversely affected on Monday, the day after XXIV. The game will be the focus of conversation, and distractions happy and sad will be the order of the day, not to mention millions of hangovers. I wouldn't buy a toaster or a parachute manufactured the day after Super Bowl XXIV. You cannot engender such torrid anticipation for an event so great that it requires Roman numerals as a suffix, then expect there to be no social repercussions at its end. — Robert Klein

Roman Numerals Quotes By John Allen Paulos

A German merchant of the fifteenth century asked an eminent professor where he should send his son for a good business education. The professor responded that German universities would be sufficient to teach the boy addition and subtraction but he would have to go to Italy to learn multiplication and division. Before you smile indulgently, try multiplying or even just adding the Roman numerals CCLXIV, MDCCCIX, DCL, and MLXXXI without first translating them. — John Allen Paulos

Roman Numerals Quotes By Rob Pike

Object-oriented design is the roman numerals of computing. — Rob Pike

Roman Numerals Quotes By George Carlin

How do you write zero in Roman numerals? — George Carlin

Roman Numerals Quotes By Henry Spencer

Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals. — Henry Spencer

Roman Numerals Quotes By Suzanne Wrightt

What does it feel like to be latent?
I don't know. What does it feel like to be so old that your birth certificate is in Roman numerals? — Suzanne Wrightt

Roman Numerals Quotes By Judith Tarr

My arithmetic is fine, thank you, Nicole snapped. Her arithmetic from what she'd seen was a damn sight better than that of any local without a counting board in front of him. The Romans, naturally enough, used and thought in terms of Roman numerals, and Roman numerals were to arithmetic what cruel and unusual punishment was to jurisprudence. — Judith Tarr

Roman Numerals Quotes By Keith J. Devlin

Underlying all this activity - in the customhouses, on the wharves, in every place of business - were numbers. Merchants measured out their wares and negotiated prices; customs officers calculated taxes to be levied on imports; scribes and stewards prepared ships' manifests, recording the values in long columns using Roman numerals. They would have put their writing implements to one side and used either their fingers or a physical abacus to perform the additions, then picked up pen and parchment once again to enter the subtotals from each page on a final page at the end. With no record of the computation itself, if anyone questioned the answer, the entire process would have to be repeated. — Keith J. Devlin

Roman Numerals Quotes By Joan Rivers

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals. She thought we just fought in world war eleven. — Joan Rivers

Roman Numerals Quotes By Bob Hope

I've been playing the game so long that my handicap is in Roman numerals. — Bob Hope