In-Tents Story

Here is a story with some missing mathematical words. Can you fill in the gaps?

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The tent was only 190cm long. "That's nearly two CorrectWrong" said the salesman. Jenny was more concerned with the sloping sides. "I'm worried that the sixty five degree CorrectWrong leaves little space to move inside. The CorrectWrong shape means you can only use the full CorrectWrong when you are in the middle and even then I would CorrectWrong it's only about a metre. The CorrectWrong or CorrectWrong height of a person is around one and a half metres."
"But this tent is very popular" the salesman said. "I sold a CorrectWrong of 25 of them last week. Many people said how they thought the shape of the cross section (an CorrectWrong triangle) meant the tent would be able to withstand high winds much better than a tent shaped like a CorrectWrong with a CorrectWrong cross section."

The initial letters of the missing words spell CorrectWrong!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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