So how come I never thought of this before?
I was thinking on my way home, if a polygon has many sides…a hexagon has 6, a pentagon has 5…a trigon has 3. AKA a triangle? What’s the branch of math that uses triangles a lot?! TRIGONometry. Measuring trigons. Amazing.
On another note, while on a flat surface it’s impossible to draw a “bi-gon,” or shape with only 2 sides, on a sphere it is entirely possible. It’s called a lune. Think of drawing lines from the North Pole to the South Pole along two different lines of longitude. When people tell me “let bygones be bygones,” I think what they really mean is “let lunes be lunes.” And for that matter, can I just call them a lune-atic?
When something is a forgone conclusion, is that just saying it’s a square (four-gon) conclusion? And is THAT just saying it’s a conclusion times itself!? What a radical idea.
No…don’t be ab-surd. All these math words!