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  1. Subscriberdivegeester
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    09 Feb '13 09:521 edit
    It's "maths" Americans; stop being so rubbish at speaking our language.

    It's annoying and embarrassing.
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    09 Feb '13 11:01
    Much as I dislike American English, you have to tolerate it. Pointless to beat one's head against a brick wall.
  3. Standard memberKepler
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    09 Feb '13 12:58
    Originally posted by divegeester
    It's [b]"maths" Americans; stop being so rubbish at speaking our language.

    It's annoying and embarrassing.[/b]
    Mathematics. Use its full name.
  4. Subscriberdivegeester
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    09 Feb '13 13:111 edit
    Originally posted by Kepler
    Mathematics. Use its full name.
    Yes, and not mathmatic

    What is a mathmatic? It's nothing, a point on the way to being mathmatics

    What is a math? It's a lisp when trying to say "mass".
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    09 Feb '13 13:561 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Much as I dislike American English, you have to tolerate it. Pointless to beat one's head against a brick wall.
    Do it anyway.. just for fun.

    Or would that deface the bricks?
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    09 Feb '13 14:15
    American English is really funny sometimes.

    But there are sayings in Ireland and England that you should never say in the USA.

    For instance over here people wanting a cigarette very badly might say,

    oooohhh I could murder a fag right now.

    In San Francisco you might get arrested for such a comment.
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    09 Feb '13 14:311 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Yes, and not [b]mathmatic

    What is a mathmatic? It's nothing, a point on the way to being mathmatics

    What is a math? It's a lisp when trying to say "mass".[/b]
    What is a mathmatic?

    It's a fancy sports car with a very complicated
    flappy paddle gearbox.

    It's a 28 speed mathmatic.

    0 to 60 in PI R squared.

    Big V 12 Hypotenuse injected engine
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    09 Feb '13 15:17
    Nonsense it's an asthmatic with a lisp.
  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 Feb '13 16:36
    Originally posted by divegeester
    It's [b]"maths" Americans; stop being so rubbish at speaking our language.

    It's annoying and embarrassing.[/b]
    Why the extra "s"? You guys and your extraneous letters...

    When we abbreviate something, we just whack the end off. We don't go back and mash on an "s" for no reason.

    Stop being so rubbish at your own language!
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    09 Feb '13 16:47
    Maths
    Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry...need I continue?
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 Feb '13 17:02
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Yes, and not [b]mathmatic

    What is a mathmatic? It's nothing, a point on the way to being mathmatics

    What is a math? It's a lisp when trying to say "mass".[/b]
    Pedantic and wrong.

    There is no "a math". No need for an extra "s" to make it somehow "plural".

    What is "math"? Same as "mathematics". Simple.

    Abbreviations are made by whacking off the end of the word. Why do you save the "s" and add it back on? That's unnecessary and just looks and sounds foolish.

    You're the one saying 'what is a mathematic?' No such thing, obviously, so mathematics is not a plural, despite ending in "s". Do you think every word ending in "s" is a plural of another word? What is "maths" a plural of then?

    What about "economics"? Do you abbreviate this "econs"? Why the hell not? If you cram an "s" onto the end of "math", I don't see why you can't give "econ" the same treatment.

    And you say English is "your" language. Might as well turn it over to a people who know how to speak it and write it. You can thank us later.
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    09 Feb '13 17:052 edits
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Maths
    Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry...need I continue?
    LOL, that is exactly like saying "arithmetics" is addition, subtraction, multplication, division...

    Do you say "Mathematics is..." or "Mathematics are..."?

    Do you say "maths is..." or "maths are..."?

    Hmmmmmm?
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    09 Feb '13 17:161 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    It's [b]"maths" Americans; stop being so rubbish at speaking our language.

    It's annoying and embarrassing.[/b]
    And it pisses you off, which is a nice side-benefit.
  14. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    09 Feb '13 17:19
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    American English is really funny sometimes.

    But there are sayings in Ireland and England that you should never say in the USA.

    For instance over here people wanting a cigarette very badly might say,

    oooohhh I could murder a fag right now.

    In San Francisco you might get arrested for such a comment.
    You should also not ask to "bum a fag" outside of San Francisco.
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    09 Feb '13 20:09
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    LOL, that is exactly like saying "arithmetics" is addition, subtraction, multplication, division...

    Do you say "Mathematics is..." or "Mathematics are..."?

    Do you say "maths is..." or "maths are..."?

    Hmmmmmm?
    😀
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