.. once, at a party full of mathematicians, a friend was trying to formulate this one lemma.  he drew a shape and said ..
.. "ok, so this is a triangle .."
.. but at that point i had one too many and suddenly blurred out ..
.. "no. that's just an approximation of a triangle!.."
.. at which time everyone around just just burst into hysterical laughter.
terrible, unrepentant mathematicians, we were .. :-)
 yeah, we were that far in. i truly suspect maths is a language, because many drunken mathmos i know still revert to their mother tongue, after one too many ..