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Q: What is the source of this humorous quotation: "it is obvious" (when it isn't obvious)

equin0x80I picked up a funny story about a professor who stated that something was "obvious" after taking a long time to think about it: the story on a Wiktionary user page. I asked the user where the story came from, and he said (not very convinced): "I've read that the mathematician was Norbert Weiner."...

 
 
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Q: Scanning Langston Hughes' "The South"

user392289Here's the poem "The South" by Langston Hughes scanned by me (a non-native English speaker): The lazy, laughing South With blood on its mouth. The sunny-faced South, Beast-strong, Idiot-brained. The child-minded South Scratching in the dead fire’s ashes For a Negro’s bones. Cotton and the moon, ...

 

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