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By AnglesMan - / Saturday 26 January 2019 04:00 /
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By  BloodyButUnbowed  |  22

Okay, just in case ... you're thinking of "obese." Calling you "obtuse" implies that you're stupid.

By  meljoy  |  3

Obtuse means "slow to understand." 😂

By  BloodyButUnbowed  |  22

Okay, just in case ... you're thinking of "obese." Calling you "obtuse" implies that you're stupid.

PenguinPal3017  |  18

Yeah, I was so confused what answer they expected, and how they thought obtuse meant fat.

tounces7  |  24

Clearly a math teacher who needs to brush up on their English skills.

404wan  |  11

which in this case.... very correct.

blondie45  |  17

Haha! Clearly OP is a Maths specialist and not an English boffin!

By  Leo Gort  |  7

Are you? But an obtuse angle is the smaller angle so are you a bad teacher for not knowing that or is your entire class and you illiterate

Allie614032  |  34

...Acute is smaller. Obtuse is larger than 90 degrees. And illiterate means you can't read, not that you don't know math definitions. So I'd say you're the obtuse one in this situation (and not in the fat way OP is referencing).

wmayrhofer  |  17

0° < acute < 90° < obtuse < 180°. obtuse is "bigger", if anything

bidet  |  7

No, the acute angle is the smaller one. Acute is less than 90 degrees, right is exactly 90 degrees, and obtuse is greater than 90 degrees.

tounces7  |  24

It kinda depends, actually, what you mean by "smaller". The angle itself is smaller(in other words it's a smaller bend), but the measurement in degrees is larger.

The "smallest" angle, aka, a straight line, is 180 degrees.

There's no real way to apply this to the human shame though, since we're rounded, not angular...and if you are angular, you'd more than likely be pretty skinny.

jbuckets_404  |  36

Um, no. The smallest angle possible is zero, which is definitely not a straight line. What are you smoking?

tounces7  |  24

I'm speaking from a literal perspective....

And yes, a 0 degree angle would also be a straight line....because it would just be a line turned back on itself...

By  meljoy  |  3

Obtuse means "slow to understand." 😂

PenguinPal3017  |  18

Perfectly fitting.

By  Bill Jenkins  |  1

You're a teacher? Obtuse implies stupid. Obese implies fat. I suspect both apply.

By  wrenthecat  |  13

obtuse has nothing to do with being fat.

By  RichardPencil  |  27

A dangerous game you’re playing there, my man. You could get fired if you call a girl “a cute angle.”

Look for the sines because what you secant hurt you!

By  raven_of_azarath  |  28

For those of you saying op is stupid for thinking obtuse meant fat, I think OP is referring to the fact that obtuse angles are bigger angles. Big people are fat. Big angles are obtuse. That’s the connection. It’s not a literal thing. It’s a comparison between the angle and OP.

By  Dave_Davington  |  33

You know, if a smartarse response from a teenager bothers you this much, perhaps teaching isn't the right field for you.

By  Milou  |  5

Should you really be a teacher if you don't know that "obtuse" and "obese" are two very different words?

By  1gullible_bugger  |  26

Everyone is criticizing OP for not knowing his English, but obtuse angles are the wider angles, greater than 90°. I suspect that the teacher in question here is not a complete idiot. It's more likely that the students did not know the other meaning of obtuse, implying that obtuse, wide-angle, is synonymous with fat, wide person. I am also a middle school math teacher, kids don't know things. they also think they are being funny when they're not.

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