It is a truth universally acknowledged that a group of people in possession of a large knowledge must be in want of an acronym.

Maybe I should have said that "FLT" means "Fermat's Last Theorem," but if you read the comic and didn't know what I meant, then you were in a very similar situation to the one I was in at the Joint Math Meetings. Jette @ 2009-01-13 15:14:12

That always really annoyed me, because when I see "FLT," I tend to think "Fermat's Little Theorem."

Also, the comic made me crack a smile, but I actually laughed out loud at "It is a truth..."

And good luck with your grad school apps! matthew @ 2009-01-13 20:18:36

Oh dear! I was stumped there - but then it is 25 years that I participated in that seminar on FLT (http://www.amazon.com/13-Lectures-Fermats-Last-Theorem/dp/0387904328)

scriveyn @ 2009-01-14 01:37:35

I thought falafel, lettuce, tomato was a good guess. Kerin Arn @ 2009-01-22 15:57:24

Jette @ 2009-01-13 15:14:12

Also, the comic made me crack a smile, but I actually laughed out loud at "It is a truth..."

And good luck with your grad school apps!

matthew @ 2009-01-13 20:18:36

scriveyn @ 2009-01-14 01:37:35

Kerin Arn @ 2009-01-22 15:57:24