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Poll: Do you say Math or Maths? ;penguin;
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(Original post by Oddball)
Well no, you'd say it was a mathematical equation.
Yes you would, no way is it 'matematic equation' !

And it is mathS not math, unless you're in america
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Yeah but you chose "I say Math" in the poll, regardless of where you are.

You lose.
I did? Do you have proof?:rolleyes:
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Maths if you're British

Math if you're American

Love penguins if you're an eskimo

Simple as that :cool:
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you dont say mathematic, you say mathematical dont you?
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definately maths, math sounds stupid!!
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Maths! And penguins!
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Being an abbreviation of the plural form of the noun, 'mathematic', 'maths' strikes me as the more logical truncation.
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I say Maths... I thought it was only americans who use Math.
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Maths, math is only for those ruddy Americans. :p:
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I say "maths" because I'm not American!!!
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I Love Penguins!!! :p:
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British: Maths
American: Math
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doesnt math refer to one calculation sort of thing, and maths refers to multiple calculations. say if you were adding two numbers youd say "you do the math" but if you were going to learn math as in lots of calculations youd say "go and do your maths".
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(Original post by HistoryStudent)
It's always 'Maths' in Britain - 'Math' is American.
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Being an abbreviation of the plural form of the noun, 'mathematic', 'maths' strikes me as the more logical truncation.
Good point actually. We don't say 'bike' as an abbreviated form of 'bicycles'- we say 'bikes'.
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Math but maths is recognized by my spell check and some of my friends use it. I've noticed that quite a few British "exclusive" words remain known in American vocabulary--I've had my mother call things by their British names for no reason. Perhaps its the Harry Potter
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You go into a maths lesson to do more than one calculation so it is plural

MATHS
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Maths makes more sense to me grammatically, but math is how I've been saying it for the 21 years before tsr (I'm from Texas). Habit wins most times
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I really hate it when people say math. Grrr. It makes me want to slap them and tell them to finish the word!
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Take the 'ematic' out!
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