Math or Maths? Watch

Poll: Do you say Math or Maths? ;penguin;
I say Math (9)
3.66%
I say Maths (181)
73.58%
I love penguins! ;penguin; (56)
22.76%
Viridis
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#61
Report 11 years ago
#61
(Original post by blackswan)
I say "maths" because I'm not American!!!
ayye me too :p:
0
quote
reply
Gilliwoo
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#62
Report 11 years ago
#62
Who the hell says "math"?!
0
quote
reply
la fille danse
  • CV Helper
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#63
Report 11 years ago
#63
(Original post by louisedotcom)
It makes me want to slap them and tell them to finish the word!
Surely, then, you should be saying mathematics?
0
quote
reply
Yellowmarshmellow
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#64
Report 11 years ago
#64
Maths. kinda odd when people say math :P
0
quote
reply
Flash6289
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#65
Report 11 years ago
#65
Maths. I am not a yank.
0
quote
reply
amjw
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#66
Report 11 years ago
#66
i say maths but i'd like to say math. imo it makes one sound more intellectual o.O
0
quote
reply
Allie.
Badges: 0
#67
Report 11 years ago
#67
Maths, because as many have already said, I am not an American.
0
quote
reply
Sephiroth
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#68
Report 11 years ago
#68
(Original post by Eternity Forever)
I did? Do you have proof?:rolleyes:
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/poll...s&pollid=10178 :P
0
quote
reply
Illusionary
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#69
Report 11 years ago
#69
Definitely Maths
0
quote
reply
ISH
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#70
Report 11 years ago
#70
(Original post by Gilliwoo)
Who the hell says "math"?!
(Original post by ISH)
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
:p:
0
quote
reply
Ten Green Bottles
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#71
Report 11 years ago
#71
Maths, I'm really anal about that.
0
quote
reply
Just some guy
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#72
Report 11 years ago
#72
Maths until I die.
0
quote
reply
Font
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#73
Report 11 years ago
#73
only yanks say "math"
0
quote
reply
Eternity Forever
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#74
Report 11 years ago
#74
:ninja:
0
quote
reply
Jayk
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#75
Report 11 years ago
#75
I say both, but that's probably got something to do with my attending two American schools and living in America for a while (although bizarrely those two things happened independent of each other) :cool:

I also say 'you do the math...' a lot; though that's probably not too healthy...
0
quote
reply
Meliae
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#76
Report 11 years ago
#76
Maths. My y8 maths teacher insisted on us saying mathematics though.
0
quote
reply
Crystaltears
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#77
Report 11 years ago
#77
I say Maths too. Math is what Americans say.

It probably should be Math because it's Mathematics shortened. Like when you abreveiate Linguistics or Economics, you write Ling or Econ, not Lings and Econs.
0
quote
reply
Gemma_88
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#78
Report 11 years ago
#78
It's plural so it's maths, also, math is the american term.
0
quote
reply
Greg88
Badges: 0
#79
Report 11 years ago
#79
(Original post by toffeesweets)
But the word "mathematic" does exist. Say you wanted to say "that looks like an interesting mathematic equation". :p: Wouldn't you then say "math equation?"

I should have been more clear in my thread title, it looks like I'm talking about Maths the subject only!
Just wanted to point out, since no one else did, that Mathematics and Mathematic are very different words. Mathematics is a noun referring to the subject, Mathematic (more commonly Mathematical) is an adjective used to describe another word. :p:

Oh, and Maths, I just can't say Math without it sounding like I'm trying to pull off a really bad American accent.
0
quote
reply
becky.fm
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#80
Report 11 years ago
#80
What a weird question. :s:

But anyway, i saw Maths. Math is for Americans! :p:
0
quote
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Were you ever put in isolation at school?

Yes (281)
27.6%
No (737)
72.4%

Watched Threads

View All