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Imaginary numbers seem to often get harshly judged by their label and ridiculed for being "imaginary maths"

Would the stigma be lessened if they were called something else? Can they even be called anything else since the "real numbers" had already established prominence?

@btcprox I like your idea but I think you'd have to change real numbers too. Maybe some aliens have different naming schemes rn

@btcprox I've always thought "imaginary" and "complex" were poor names, and might have contributed to putting some people off them. I've no better suggestions, however.

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