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To feel angry at this fraction?

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TheDuchessofBoxford Thu 18-Jun-15 00:06:46

I am more angry than I should be to see someone on my Facebook say that their fringe is covering 6/8 of their face!

AIBU if I comment '3/4! It's three effing quarters!!!!!'?

ImSoCoolNow Thu 18-Jun-15 00:07:36

YANBU. That would irritate me also

ByeFelicia Thu 18-Jun-15 00:08:15


WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 18-Jun-15 00:11:50

You are not supposed to mock those less fortunate than yourself!
It's not their fault they don't understand fractions.
Ds did that kind of maths in y4. Earlier at home, as he loves maths.
Just wait, soon it will cover 10 tenths of their face.

ChwatFeechers Thu 18-Jun-15 00:13:58


Finola1step Thu 18-Jun-15 00:16:24

Who in their right mind says"6/8" about anything? Madness, I tell you.

SmillasSenseOfSnow Thu 18-Jun-15 00:29:03

YANBU. Pray that it's a typo.

Gruntfuttock Thu 18-Jun-15 00:35:03


CharityBarnum Thu 18-Jun-15 00:43:00


Why? Why?

Unless of course, she is a musician. 6/8 is very different to 3/4 time.

SycamoreMum Thu 18-Jun-15 00:44:49

Ltb. I dunno slightly drunk and sleepy

CharityBarnum Thu 18-Jun-15 00:47:35

Is she a musician?

I am, and can see that I might use 6/8 instead of 3/4 to describe my hair without actually meaning to be a wanker blush

CrystalHaze Thu 18-Jun-15 00:49:39

Best thread title EVAH! grin

QuintShhhhhh Thu 18-Jun-15 00:52:38

Bad fraction. Bad bad fraction.

Tell her, "if
You save your fringe any longer, it will be 12/16 before you know it"

CharityBarnum Thu 18-Jun-15 01:20:00

But it isn't a bad fraction for hair. 4/8, well yes, that isn't a standard time signature in written music as opposed to 2/4 (march)

I think she was describing her fringe on terms of two groups of triple quavers instead of three crochets.

Philistines wink

Athrawes Thu 18-Jun-15 01:37:34

6/8 is a perfectly respectable fraction. 3/4 is just a simplified version. I guess you are a simpler person.

CharityBarnum Thu 18-Jun-15 01:55:19

I'm quite surprised that someone would think that nobody in their right mind would ever use 6/8.

Oi, Mozart and Beethoven, you ignorant fuckers, sort your time signatures aaaaaat!

Lweji Thu 18-Jun-15 02:54:28

It's not much worse than saying 10%, for example. Why not simply say 1/10?

Or 50% instead of 1/2 or half.

TheDuchessofBoxford Thu 18-Jun-15 08:22:51

I shall refrain from passing comment; knowing I am NBU has had a calming effect grin

Not sure if she is a musician - I don't think so but I'd say there's a 4/20 chance.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 18-Jun-15 08:24:42

I'd say YAB 12/24 U and 40/80 R

Fraction rage angry

LurkingHusband Thu 18-Jun-15 08:25:55

Fraction rage

Fractious ?

Stealthpolarbear Thu 18-Jun-15 08:26:05

In what way is it a bad fraction? Surely they're all equivalent. Do any of you ever say 50%

PurpleSwift Thu 18-Jun-15 08:26:43

So you're frustrated someone isn't as good at fractions as you hmm

BitOutOfPractice Thu 18-Jun-15 08:30:14

lurking very good! grin

Quite obv this is lighthearted, frivolous, unimportant thread. Wind yer necks in!

WixingMords Thu 18-Jun-15 08:32:06

Is it actually a fringe if it's that long?

TheDuchessofBoxford Thu 18-Jun-15 08:45:35

Of course this is lighthearted and I recognise I am being a pedant!

WixingMords - I think 6/8 is a gross exaggeration based on the photo that was supplied! It takes up 11/33 at most!

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