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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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baffle

(verb) Be a mystery or bewildering to.

Synonyms: dumbfound, flummox, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, amaze, stupefy, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get

Usage: An apple tree producing square fruit would undoubtedly baffle experts.
MTC
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:41:15 PM
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"An apple tree producing square fruit would undoubtedly baffle experts."

Conversely, square fruit producing apple trees would probably not, especially if the trees were square.

IMcRout
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:53:00 PM

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What about baffled square experts, though?

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excaelis
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 4:26:05 PM

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Given the amount of cash Monsanto are throwing at GMO it won't be long...

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thar
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 4:33:32 PM

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Since 'square' is a two-dimensional description, it would certainly baffle geometricians who are used to three-dimensional apples!
uuaschbaer
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 5:46:02 PM

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thar wrote:
Since 'square' is a two-dimensional description, it would certainly baffle geometricians who are used to three-dimensional apples!


Yes but if a two-dimensional apple had hit Newton's head he might have discovered length contraction and derived matter-energy equivalence. Of course the infinite momentum of an apple at c might have killed him before that (if not the nuclear explosion).

I defer on this matter to the experts:



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MTC
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"Billions and billions of them! Square, er, cubical apples, that is."
excaelis
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 10:20:43 PM

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I thought Apple didn't believe in cubicals.

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