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A triple entendre is a rare occurrence in language where a phrase can be understood in any of three ways.

A famous t-shirt at MIT, when women first were accepted stated: "women multiply at MIT." This could mean that women literally multiply numbers, that more and more women are coming to MIT (and the number of women is multiplying), or that women are having children at MIT.

 

 

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Trivia comes from the Latin word Trivum; which was the foundation for learning that lead to the Quadrivium. It includes the foundations of grammar (the language), logic (to reason) and rhetoric (to persuade). It's the connectivity of everything that creates knowledge.

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