the shirts of a couple of Emmy Noether’s students

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When a couple of students started turning up to class wearing Hitler’s brownshirts, she laughed at that, too. But not for long.

(Natalie Angier, ‘The mighty mathematician you’ve never heard of’, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2012)

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colourless ideas that sleep furiously

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If you take some of the things that are really at the edges of language like “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.” Have you heard that?

(Katherine Ye, quoting Chomsky, in conversation with Steve Krause, ‘The edges of representation’, Future of Coding, 34)