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#16 - karmakoala (07/04/2013) [-]
*Maths
User avatar #48 to #16 - jorah (07/04/2013) [-]
Putting it plural is just idiotic.
#68 to #48 - anonymous (07/04/2013) [-]
But it is plural: Mathematics
#47 to #16 - lumpymandude (07/04/2013) [-]
You dare post this shit on independence day, Its math. Just math.
User avatar #77 to #47 - continuo (07/05/2013) [-]
But independence day is only in america,here in England we celebrate speaking the language correctly.
#61 to #47 - anonymous (07/04/2013) [-]
fuck off shit head no-one else give a shit about you'r independence day you are onlt 4.5% of the world
User avatar #75 to #61 - lumpymandude (07/05/2013) [-]
The land of the free acknowledges the post from the anon and suggests that he goes and kills himself before we do it for him. Murica
#78 to #75 - anonymous (07/05/2013) [-]
you cant find out anything about me i'm a anon
#79 to #78 - anonymous (07/05/2013) [-]
ibn4 NSA WILL HELP
User avatar #28 to #16 - allamericandude ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
*Math
Is it Math or Maths? - Numberphile
#32 to #28 - anonymous (07/04/2013) [-]
It's maths faggot, you don't do 'mathematic'. There's also generally more than one equation to do; plural.
User avatar #33 to #32 - allamericandude ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
Did you even watch the video?
#34 to #33 - anonymous (07/04/2013) [-]
Yup, I just don't accept her argument.
User avatar #35 to #34 - allamericandude ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
I don't accept yours, for the reasons she stated.
#36 to #35 - anonymous (07/04/2013) [-]
But, she never said why it should be just 'math'. I haven't even mentioned that 'math' just sounds plain stupid.

Also, why the fuck do you Americans say 'erb' instead of 'herb'? There's an H in that word.
User avatar #49 to #36 - jorah (07/04/2013) [-]
Because it's a silent H and we speak proper english.
User avatar #67 to #49 - ipostcheesepizza (07/04/2013) [-]
No, it's because you speak American English, and we speak British English.

There is no 'proper' English. Why can't you accept the differences we have? There's no reason to clash about what is the best or 'proper' form.
User avatar #70 to #67 - Siphus (07/04/2013) [-]
Im American and this guy is right. Long ago, a man purposefully changed the spelling and grammar for Americans to separate themselves from the British.. essentially a big FUCK YOU to England. His name was Webster and he wrote Websters Dictionary.

-our became -or (colour/color)
-re became -er (calibre/caliber - fibre/fiber)
-ce became -se (defence/defense)
-ise became -ize (realise/realize)

etc.

Also, to put this to rest, SOCCER is a British term, short for Association, as in Association Football. So you can stop blaming that on Americans, too
User avatar #71 to #70 - ipostcheesepizza (07/04/2013) [-]
Well, I never knew about the soccer thing. You learn something new every day!
User avatar #39 to #36 - allamericandude ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
Yes she does, you just didn't pay attention. It's an abbreviation, that's why.

"Math" might sound stupid to you, but that's only because you've spent your whole life saying "maths", and ethnocentrism has taught you that that is the correct way to do it.

We do say "herb", but it depends on what part of the country you're in, and who's talking.
User avatar #37 to #36 - eatchickendaily (07/04/2013) [-]
Different accents just say words differently. Some words, such as honest, don't have their first letter pronounced. Personally, "maths" sounds silly, but that's because I was raised on the understanding that "math" was a plural term. Either one represents the same thing.
#38 to #37 - anonymous (07/04/2013) [-]
I guess I'll accept that for maths V math.

But 'erb'? Come on dude, there's definitely an H in there.
User avatar #40 to #38 - eatchickendaily (07/04/2013) [-]
The best thing I can think of is that the letter H just by its vocal nature can be left unpronounced in certain terms. The story of Cain and Abel was originally written in Hebrew. Doing a literal translation of their original names, "Abel" would really be "Hevel." But we don't spell his name "Habel." America has had more than two centuries to differentiate themselves from British spellings, terms, and pronunciations. There's no further way to explain it.
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