Math geeking


I’m sure we’ve all been in this situation: You’re at a loud, noisy party, where the host is blasting 80s big-hair rock. Your friend is across the room, engrossed in conversation. You want to signal him that you’re going to leave — but the room is too loud. How do you communicate?

With Trouser Semaphore, that’s how! The folks at The Chap magazine have designed a complete alphabet using trouser signals:

The acquired skill known as Trouser Semaphore is swiftly gaining currency as the only way for people of quality to communicate in an age of rapidly escalating background noise levels.

(Thanks to the J-Walk blog for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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