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re: Math or Maths
By slice
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:02 AM
Lettuce be reality here...


Saying "maths" make you sound like you have a lisp and/or are five years old.


Cute, but not what I as an adult am going for.

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re: Math or Maths
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:25 AM
Louise wrote:

Didn't come across as being meant in a funny way, even to a Brit who understands sarcasm. Not when you're copying and pasting the dictionary, anyway. Although points for using the OED, most people go to Webster or dictionary.com or something :?


That's the thing ...I never said it was supposed to be funny either. Just not serious - like this entire debate. If I am supposed to take this debate seriously then so be it but it's not really a debate. Just Americans saying without an s and everyone else saying it's with an s. But sorry if you took it in an "arsy" way, tone gets lost in the internet. It happens.
re: Math or Maths
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:51 AM
And why is it called a bottom when it's halfway down your body?
It is the bottom (aka posterior) in biology.
re: Math or Maths (karma: 1)
By d4jmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:04 AM
My whole point in mentioning the math/maths thing in the other thread was to continue with the teasing FUN that was started there.

So when I said that it drives me crazy please recognize the hyperbole there. :)

My 'issue' with maths isn't that it is different or supposedly incorrect or whatever, it just SOUNDS weird to me. My American ears are offended. Deeply offended.

Colon-pee!

:D
re: Math or Maths
By Anon1234567890member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:48 AM
^ Are you a hy-PER-bo-lee or a hyperbowl?
re: Math or Maths
By MuffinHeadmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:58 PM
Maths looks okay written out.

But I feel like a dummy when I say it.

Therefore-- MATH shall prevail.
re: Math or Maths
By Anon1234567890member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 01:05 PM
Oooh ooh ooh I thought of another one!

"Cheque" vs "check!"

Now check definitely just looks like someone couldn't spell. C'mon, who was it?
re: Math or Maths
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 01:08 PM
craic -v- crack

I think math just sounds like you forgot what you were saying.
re: Math or Maths
By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 08:13 PM
I think we need one if those threads again with a list of words to say to hear all our accents :D And math versus maths can be on the list :P
re: Math or Maths
By Jennamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Jan 12, 2011 06:52 PM
^ Agreed. Loved that.

Being from "America's Hat", I find that sometimes we are kind of a half way point between the Brits and the Americans.

American enough to say "math",yet still British enough to still use 'u' in colour, favour etc ...
re: Math or Maths
By Breannemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:04 PM
Canada has both British and American influences. Unfortunetly, the American influence on this subject was too great and we call it math in Canada.
re: Math or Maths
By RedheadGredmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jul 30, 2011 09:50 PM
I say math for two reasons. The first reason is the fact that I was raised to say math so that is what stuck. The second reason is that I have a bit of a speech problem so maths is hard for me to say. Maths does make more sense than math in my opinion. I watch quite a few British shows so I know the differences between the words and I am actually fine with either in most cases.

When I was very young I would read British books that would have a glossary in the back that would tell what the words meant. Also, for some reason my sister and I would say telly instead of television even though we are American.

Finally, even though I am American there are some British words I prefer. If I wouldn't get laughed at I would so call a television the telly, a flashlight a torch, etc.
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