It is a toss-up with many persons as to whether History or Mathematics is their most unfavorite subject, and we shall keep this introduction to a minimum for that reason. Luckily, Mathematics does not concern us here, but we feel that a small amount of historical background should be supplied in the interest of clarification.
"On Figures of Speech,"
Word Ways: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol10/iss4/2