In which I complain about mathematical jargon and identify some candidates for the worst example.

@mjd Re: type I vs type II:

I had come up with a mnemonic at the time, and I since forgot it!

@mjd Elliptic curves are so called because they arise from elliptic integrals, which are integrals that you get when you try to find the arclength of an ellipse.

It's all rather far-removed, but there's a reason it happened that way.

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