## Sunday, January 10, 2010

### פאָנפערן

If you asked me to define the word "funfer," I would probably start funfering.

1. Arguing with MyselfJanuary 10, 2010 at 9:17 PM

That's a pretty accurate definition.

2. is that factorial?

3. Nu, so define funfer.

4. CA: yes!

Modeh: It's when, y'know, you aren't being so... articulate, and you find yourself tempted to use words like "y'know" and "like." It's what antis do when you start talking to them about the sicha of shemos 26

(check it out at http://chabadlibrarybooks.com/pdfpager.aspx?req=16021&st=&pgnum=13 It seems that they're missing the first page of the sicha. If you really want to learn it, go to otzar770.com)

5. Forgive my ignorant question, but does it make a difference?

6. the sicha, the factorial, or the definition of funfern?

7. I was wondering whether the factorial make any difference in the answer? But now I see that it probably does.

8. of course the factorial makes a difference!

The truth is, that I used very sloppy notation. I really meant to write "sum from i = 0 to ∞ of 1/i!" Because you can't take a sum from 0 to ∞, we define such sums to be from "0 to n" and let n approach ∞.

I really should change it to lim n→∞ (Σ 1/i!)

9. I think you should.

10. Arguing with MyselfJanuary 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Oh!

11. I'm sure there's an English world for it.

13. There's also 'tergiversate,' which is precisely what you mean by funfering.(I used the thesaurus for this one, sue me!)

14. Modeh B&#39;MiktsasJanuary 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM