Thursday, August 07, 2008

Curiouser and curiouser...

Inspite of the world's tastiest dishes, and not to mention the plates they are served in, being circular, a wholesome meal is still called a square meal. The injustice being done to infinity and the favouritism shown towards four will want to make a weaker man cry! Stop the bollocks I say!

PS: I must admit that the green chilli enchilada casserole they serve in Cafe Sonora is closer to the square than it is to the square's infinite-edged cousin.

3 Comments:

Blogger Swaps said...

To an extent, I agree - a square meal, squaring the circle, fair and square, hitting square in the face (although the punch mark is usually an undefined shape) ........ they are being partial. And I will not go into the infinity funda, as some noble souls will then talk math.

On second thoughts, squaring the circle is an far from possible eventuality as 'pi' is not a root of any rational number. Too much math for me in this lifetime. :)

I have an idea,
A square-ish plate with rounded edges.. will that do for you?

1:25 AM, August 08, 2008  
Anonymous Nivi said...

Well so is the burrito in chipotle!!

Anyways this might lend some perspective

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/square-meal.html
Seems more folklore than anything!

1:51 PM, September 26, 2008  
Blogger Der Fuhrer said...

I concur. However, it does have a circular CROSS-SECTION..!

1:56 PM, September 26, 2008  

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