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Old 04-09-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
Seriously? I can't remember anyone ever in my life referring to math numbers as... he, she or guy.

Cars? For sure. That's not just an american thing either. But numbers? Disagree. NOT normal.
I've certainly heard it in math, chemistry, programming, accounting. It's not as pervasive as referring to a car, generally female pronoun, but it's not uncommon either.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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It was common when I was in college in the Midwest (Chicago area.)

"If you take this guy and move him over here below this guy... then take the inverse of that guy..."
And it's oh so wonderful if you happen to be furiously writing down notes and aren't sure which guy is being moved. =D
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