Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 19, 2004
In Reply to: Tangent posted by Ycamerpus on March 19, 2004
: What does it mean to "Go off on a Tangent" or "Wild Tangent"? Please help.
When people are having a discussion and one is said "to go off on a tangent" it means that that person has deviated or diverged from the original purpose of the discussion.
It is mathematical in origin.