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Or maybe MathMeaws ?
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I'm told the plural of Mathmo is Mathmoi.
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(Original post by Immortal Wombat)
I'm told the plural of Mathmo is Mathmoi.
like "Math es moi!" ?
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It's MSc. No i.
The degree I'm starting in Oct is MSci.
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/me is not bothered.

Now the improtant question, Physics or sleep.
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(Original post by Michael Mourao)
like "Math es moi!" ?
No, pronounced "mathmoy". Greek contruction or something.
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Well I'm inconsistent within myself.. because I say Nat-Skee and Comp-Sigh
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Well I'm inconsistent within myself.. because I say Nat-Skee and Comp-Sigh
Computer Scientists sigh all the time...
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(Original post by Chardonnay)
I don't go to Cambridge or anything, but surely it's got to be 'sigh'. I've always said sigh! How would you say MSci then? M-Sigh surely?
No, it's absolutely unequivocally Natski and Compski. But Emsigh. English is full of contradictions, that's why it's so great.

Oh, and Mathmows.
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Computer Scientists sigh all the time...
Do they? I only know one and I don't think I've ever heard him sigh.. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Helenia)
No, it's absolutely unequivocally Natski and Compski. But Emsigh. English is full of contradictions, that's why it's so great.

Oh, and Mathmows.
I'll take your word for it! So it's Natski for the course, and the person that studies it, or does a Natski study Natsigh?
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nobody ever ever ever would say natsigh in any context, it would sound silly!
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Do they? I only know one and I don't think I've ever heard him sigh.. :rolleyes:
I do at least.
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Very trivial question, but I was just having a dispute with someone over the pronunciation of "Compsci" and "Natsci". Are they pronounced with a sigh (e.g. Comp-sigh) or a skee (Comp-skee)?

Surely sigh would make sense as you don't pronounce science "skeense" do you?

It's definitely skee.

But then there's also people who don't pronounce the p (like me most of the time) so it's either com-skee or comp-skee.

A.
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I'll just call them computer science students for ease...
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I'll just call them computer science students for ease...
Now, that just spoils all the fun!
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compskee sounds like something from the cold war.

also, isnt it mathmos (pl.) ?
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Natskee natskee natskee. Always. Apparently it started a few years back when there was a fashion for making everything russian-sounding? Dunno. But definitely natskee.

And yep, MSci is M-Sigh, because people doing four-year courses are too sad to join in with the ski-ing :p: (or possibly too sane). Camford - you get an MSci here after doing a four year course. You can only get it in the physical sciences and biochemistry. Discrimination, say I.
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I quite like the sound of Nat-skee; I daresay it sounds rather eccentric!

I think Mathmos should be acceptable. The only word I can think of right now with a similar ending is "maestro." The plural of "maestro" is wither "maestros" or "maestri." So mathmos = maestros.

I'm not sure about mathmoi, though. It sounds a bit French...
"Bonjour, nous sommes des mathmoi!" Also if "maestro" becomes "maestri, " then can "mathmo" become "mathmi?!" ("mi" rhyming with "pi "
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I quite like the sound of Nat-skee; I daresay it sounds rather eccentric!

I think Mathmos should be acceptable. The only word I can think of right now with a similar ending is "maestro." The plural of "maestro" is wither "maestros" or "maestri." So mathmos = maestros.

I'm not sure about mathmoi, though. It sounds a bit French...
"Bonjour, nous sommes des mathmoi!" Also if "maestro" becomes "maestri, " then can "mathmo" become "mathmi?!" ("mi" rhyming with "pi "
Are you going there to do MML?
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