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How long is a piece of string?

Posted by Marty on August 12, 2003

In Reply to: How long is a piece of string? posted by Pedant on August 07, 2003

: : Many people have asked this and many have no answer. So here is my attempt. The next time someone asks you "how long is a piece of string?" hit them with "double the length from one side to the middle!". Might keep them quiet for a while

: one side to the middle?

: Sorry, but that's the width.

: Try "one end to the middle" next time.

EH? Let's not get bogged down with technicalities shall we?