A Conversation for The Topology of Two-dimensional Spaces

Klein Bottle vs Klein Surface

Post 1

Gnomon - time to move on

The Klein Bottle started out as the Klein Surface. In German it was Klein flache. Flache means surface. This was mistaken for a similar word Flasche which means Bottle and people started calling it a Klein Bottle. But the name stuck, because it is very suitable. It looks like a bottle, although it is unusual in that everything inside it is also outside it.

Klein Bottle vs Klein Surface

Post 2

Baron Grim

They sell a klein beer mug. I want one, but I don't have a four dimensional dishwasher.smiley - biggrin

smiley - vampire CZ

Klein Bottle vs Klein Surface

Post 3

Calculator Nerd 256

and a klein hat too
interesting tho, how surface and bottle are similar words in german that both accurately describe the klein
i think it'd b funny if they had the calvin klein bottle: they could market a zero amount of cologne as an infinite amount
smiley - geek>8^B

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