# Stripping Jokes

## Funny Jokes

Proof by example:

The author gives only the case n = 2 and suggests that it contains most of the ideas of the general Proof.

Proof by intimidation:

"Trivial."

Proof by vigorous handwaving:

Works well in a classroom or seminar setting.

Proof by cumbersome notation:

Best done with access to at least four alphabets and special symbols.

Proof by exhaustion:

An issue or two of a journal devoted to your Proof is useful.

Proof by omission:

'The reader may easily supply the details'

"The other 253 cases are analogous"

"..."

Proof by obfuscation:

A long plotless sequence of true and/or meaningless syntactically related statements.

Proof by wishful citation:

The author cites the negation, converse, or generalization of a theorem from the literature to support his claims.

Proof by funding:

How could three different government agencies be wrong?

Proof by eminent authority:

"I saw more...proof by example:

The author gives only the case n = 2 and suggests that it contains most of the ideas of the general proof.

proof by intimidation:

"Trivial."

proof by vigorous handwaving:

Works well in a classroom or seminar setting.

proof by cumbersome notation:

Best done with access to at least four alphabets and special symbols.

proof by exhaustion:

An issue or two of a journal devoted to your proof is useful.

proof by omission:

"The reader may easily supply the details"

"The other 253 cases are analogous"

"..."

proof by obfuscation:

A long plotless sequence of true and/or meaningless syntactically related statements.

proof by wishful citation:

The author cites the negation, converse, or generalization of a theorem from the literature to support his claims.

proof by funding:

How could three different government agencies be wrong?

proof by more...Mark called in to see his friend Angus (a Scotman) to find he was stripping the wallpaper from the walls.

Rather obviously, he remarked "You're decorating, I see." to which Angus replied "No. I'm moving house."- Add a Useful Link
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