For Colin @icecolbeveridge
Look for the axis label
When you are sketching relation or curve,
Abscissa ‘cross there, the ordinate’s growing,
Our numbers showing by ordered pairs the graphs they serve,
We maths hard, but who’s abstaining?
Thanks to M. RDC, we’re plotting away,
So always look for the axis label,
It says we’re able to function in the proper way!
with apologies to the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union
Once more with feeling (you in the back: pipe up)