Ahoy, Matey! Math Jokes Ho!

September 19, 2014 at 1:56 am 5 comments

A ditloid is a puzzle in which a fact must be discerned from the numbers and abbreviated letters in the clue. For example, 7 D in a W is a ditloid for “7 Days in a Week,” and 20 V on a D is a ditloid for “20 Vertices on a Dodecahedron.”

Here’s a ditloid in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day:

15 M on a D M C

If you have trouble, here’s a hint.

Also for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, some mathy pirate jokes.

Teacher: What’s the circumference of a circle?
Pirate: 2π Arrr!

How much did the pirate pay to have his ears pierced?
A buccaneer!

What has eight legs and eight eyes?
Eight pirates!

What grade did the pirate get in math class?
High C’s!

When Apple finally enters the pirate arena… the iPatch.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. xander  |  September 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    More pirate-y than mathy, but my wife hates these:

    What is a pirate’s favorite kind of sweater?

    What is a pirate’s favorite vegetable?

    What is a pirate’s favorite beverage?
    Grog. Duh.

  • 2. venneblock  |  September 19, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I told arr-tichokes to boys and some neighbor kids tonight. Big laughs. But I gotta say, Xander, sure seems like there are a lot of things you do (or maybe just jokes you tell) that your wife hates.

    Your list inspires these mathy and pirate-y jokes…

    What is a pirate’s favorite inverse trig function?

    Where does a pirate graph complex numbers?
    Arr-gand plane!

  • 3. Gifts For People Who Love Math - Mind Your Decisions  |  December 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    […] can also check out the blog for a sampling of jokes: Math Jokes for Pirates, Math Jokes on Pi […]

  • 4. kamara  |  February 9, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    what is a pirate’s favorite part of statistics?


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