# Thread: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

1. ## Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Hello! Could someone else interpret the attached comic strip?

I understood what Newton's First Law of Motion refers to. But what do the third and the last pictures mean?

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Please click the thumbnail image for a full-size picture.

2. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Originally Posted by thedaffodils
Hello! Could someone else interpret the attached comic strip?

I understood what Newton's First Law of Motion refers to. But what do the third and the last pictures mean?

Please click the thumbnail image for a full-size picture.

A 'loophole' is a way to escape/get out of following a rule/law or order. Calvin used "in your own words" as a loophole and he wrote the answer in his own gibberish.

3. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Riverkid, thank you. Then how to say it to hold water?

4. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Originally Posted by thedaffodils
Riverkid, thank you. Then how to say it to hold water?
You're welcome, TD. I don't understand what you mean in your second sentence.

5. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Hi Riverkid,

Thank you for your response. I mean how to say it without a loophole in picture 1?

eg. Please explain Newton's First Law of Motion...

6. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Originally Posted by thedaffodils
Hi Riverkid,

Thank you for your response. I mean how to say it without a loophole in picture 1?

eg. Please explain Newton's First Law of Motion...
You could say,

Please explain Newton's First Law of Motion in Newton's words.

but you wouldn't likely get many responses.

7. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Thanks a bunch, Riverkid. Have a good day there. Bye bye!

8. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

I guess you could say "Using conversational English, explain..."

9. ## Re: Newton's First Law of Motion (cartoon)

Thanks for the nice picture.

To understand the 3rd & 4th Picture... one should know the Newtons First Law.

It States " "A particle will stay at rest or continue at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external unbalanced force."

As it was asked to explain the law in our own words, he acted his external unbalanced force on alphabets ( i.e. he jumbled the words) to write such a sentence which does mean at all, hence it was a loop hole.

rgds,

abhay mehta

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