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Entry from July 05, 2012
“Alcohol and calculus don’t mix—never drink and derive”

"Alcohol and calculus don’t mix—never drink and derive” is a humorous saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts. The “never drink and derive” pun on “never drink and drive” is a very popular joke with mathematicians.

“Alcohol and calculus don’t mix—never drink and derive” has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Urban Dictionary
Derive
verb
1. To find the point where it came from, to take the derivative
2. To torture (method used by Calculus teachers)
Don’t drink and derive.
by Dragix Nov 12, 2006

16 July 1998, Charlotte (NC) Observer, “The Outfront Guy’s Diary,” pg. 4E:
Alcohol and calculus don’t mix. Never drink and derive.

24 March 1999, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “Scientists use toys to show physics is fun” (Associated Press), pg. 7C, col. 5:
They’ve got lectures on the physics of American staples—baseball and beer—plus show tunes featuring physics-related lyrics and a gift shop hawking alien-shaped lollipops and T-shirts urging people not to drink and derive.

Google News Archive
19 August 2004, Bangor (ME) Daily News, “Bridge: Dirving home a point” by Frank Stewart, pg. D6, col. 5:
If you’re a mathematician, you know that alcohol and calculus don’t mix: Never drink and derive.

Google Books
Gaither’s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
By Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
New York, NY: Springer
2012
Pg. 324:
Alcohol and calculus don’t mix. Never drink and derive.
Source undetermined

Bobbi’s Blog
Alcohol and calculus don’t mix. Never drink and derive.
Posted on April 27, 2012 by bobbiblogger
(Poster art is shown—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (1) Comments • Thursday, July 05, 2012 • Permalink


Yeah, it is very advisable to put two different things at a time. Never drink while you were in deriving process.

Posted by QA training  on  08/12  at  09:20 PM

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