that sounds perfectly sensible to me...
my Erdös number is 14.
Me ==> maths teacher ==> maths professor ==> ... people ... ==> Erdös.
7 here :)
Oh yeah, my Erdös number is bigger than your Erdös number!
5 for me . . . not too shabby, given that my degree was in physics
My Erdös number is imaginary--since I've written scholarly papers only in my imagination. Probably something like 8+i, but I don't really know...
What is yours, Mike?
Seeing that the Erdös number is nondecreasing, shouldn't rather the high Erdös number be something valuable (amongst mathematicians, at least)?
Response: "Oh yeah, well what's your Erdös-Bacon number? I was an extra in Sleepers, so there..."
My Erdös number is 2!
Me -> my supervisor -> Erdös.
Did I win? :)
I am Erdös
No, I am Erdös!
Yes, I am not Erdös! Wait. Um...
Reminds me of http://xkcd.com/599/
Maybe, but at least this one is not a rip-off like the last one.
Erdös number aleph here.
Dear every other commenter:
With a double acute.
That will be all.
Some people can't make the double acute accent. I cannot find an acceptable substitute that doesn't cause UTF-8 to break.