Wu Ting
How would you explain this sentence? Mathematics: the worst. Nothing past the tablas de multiplicar will ever fit in this calabash. Algebra, a language spoken on the moon. For a boy with no plans to go there. How would you explain this sentence: Nothing past the tablas de multiplicar will ever fit in this calabash? Thanks!
Mar 11, 2014 2:21 AM
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wow-- you are really coming up with some unique sentences! It took me awhile to understand this myself. I would guess that this passage was written by an hispanic person. Calabash is a slang word that means the head. So the author is saying, in kind of a poetic, indirect way, that he doesnt like mathematics, that algebra is way beyond him and that he expects to learn no more than the multiplication tables. So, if you go to school in the USA today that means he expects to learn only up to 12 x 12 = 144.
March 11, 2014
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Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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