"My name is Yon Yonson,

I come from Wisconsin,

I work in the lumber woods there.

When I walk down the street,

The people I meet,

They say, 'What is your name?'

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"Mon pantalon

Est décousu

Et si ça continue on verra le trou de

Mon pantalon…"

(Bad) translation:

My trousers are torn

If this keeps up everybody will see the hole of

My trousers

This is not a perfect regression since the sentence is incomplete. The logical ending would be "mon cul" (my ass) which of course explains why we loved it.

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L. Carroll: What the tortoise said to Achilles. Mind n.s., 4 (14):278–280, 1895.

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However, all the other Russian versions (that I can think of) are in the style of

On the whole "infinity" problem: that's *exactly* how transfinite ordinals work. This one in particular is ω2 (that is to say, ω+ω, where ω stands for the ordered set of natural numbers – i.e. what normal people think of as "infinity").

And, in principle, it's theoretically possible to reach the end of the sequence (and thus reach the next sequence) if, when going towards "infinity" (i.e. a limit ordinal), we just keep going exponentially faster.