Talk:Lombard Street, London

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Openstreetmap[edit]

Hey, It would be great if someone help out and put this street in the street map of the world, it will help fellow travelers in London to find their way.. Sorry for the shameless plug but that site need people who know that copyrighted stuff doesn't belong in an GFDL database... -- Emj

Bagehot[edit]

Please excuse me, my Internet connexion has been quite intermittent tonight so I have been making silly mistakes that usually I would clean up at preview &c and indeed have tried to but it's a battle between myself and the Internet apparently. So, please, excuse and also correct any stupid spelling errors etc.

I've added links in the trivia section, one is deliberately trivial i.e. to show that it is still in common use; you may be able to put it better (not change the ref of course but say why it is there).

Now, Bagehot. I delelted "celebrated" (his article can stand for itself and that's POV) and deleted "first". I can think of many mathematicians/philosophers a lot further back that put it in plain English. P. J. O'Rourke I think in his book Eat the Rich (O'Rourke, P. J., Eat the Rich  quotes G. D. Harding in about 1898 as giving the rules as (I am just quoting from memory here as my copy is on permanent loan i.e. stolen)

  1. Use mathematics as a shorthand, and method of work.
  2. Continue until it is done.
  3. Translate into English, giving appropriate examples.
  4. Burn the mathematics.

"Indeed", says O'Rourke, "I looked through the whole of The Wealth of Nations without finding a mathematical symbol". (Again, probably a misquote, but it is something like that.)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Thames Street, London which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 19:30, 5 August 2014 (UTC)