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On the Aerodynamic Properties of Arithmetic

In Primitiua Arithmeticae Aerodynamica

By Raymond Queneau

With all the endeavors made-up to the present day to demonstrate that 2+2=4, wind velocity has never been taken into account. You see the addition of whole numbers is actually only possible in weather calm enough so that when the first 2 is set down it stays in place until the second 2 may be put down along with a little cross and a pair of horizontal lines, resembling a little wall, upon which one may sit and think.


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