During my diatribe about feral pigs damaging the Great Barrier Reef (here), I made passing reference to "poofteenth" as a unit of measurement.
A robust debate followed which lasted well into the wee small hours of the following morning.
Furthermore, some additional private correspondence has since been received challenging my assertion that one poofteenth was equal to three-eighths of bugger-all (or 0.375 SFA in metric).
Professor Christopher, who was recently appointed to The Bucket as its mathematics, science and aviation expert, assures me that;
1 poofteenth, when multiplied by 1 umpteenth still equals one poofteenth.
Another reliable source went on to point out that 1 poofteenth is that number which, when multiplied by itself, equals negative three eighths or – .375.
(Yeah, right…like any positive number can be multiplied by anything to turn it into a negative……now pull the other one).
Whilst continued debate on this subject will doubtless be thoroughly unproductive, futile, and a total waste of time, I nevertheless wholeheartedly encourage it anyway on the grounds that I am beginning to look pretty sane in comparison to some of you lot out there.