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Americans! Do the maths!

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posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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OP, lol If you wanted to start a Rant you should have compared

ALUMINUM




posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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Ok Mr UK.

Explain why you blokes say "shedule" instead of "schedule".

You don't say "shoole" instead of "school" do you?



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 08:50 AM
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Don't know what you are talking about to be honest. We have always said schedule over here.........


Where have you heard that we didn't? I am genuinely puzzled by this one.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by nolabel
It is "MATHS"
It is NOT "MATH"
The long form is mathematics, not mathematic!
The only reason Americans use the word "math" is because they are too lazy to say "maths".
Is it so bloody hard for you to add the extra "s" at the end of the word?


I just did 62 Maths!!!


We use the word Math like we use the word Science. You do Science not Sciences.

Oh and I say Yall. It's just so darn useful yall.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Oh and the reason we say "math" is we ARE American and we do whatever the hell we wanna do.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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Originally posted by Dustytoad

Originally posted by nolabel
It is "MATHS"
It is NOT "MATH"
The long form is mathematics, not mathematic!
The only reason Americans use the word "math" is because they are too lazy to say "maths".
Is it so bloody hard for you to add the extra "s" at the end of the word?


I just did 62 Maths!!!


We use the word Math like we use the word Science. You do Science not Sciences.

Oh and I say Yall. It's just so darn useful yall.


(Reaching for Grammar Nazi uniform)......

Surely that should be Y'all?



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by Frankenchrist
 


Don't know what you are talking about to be honest. We have always said schedule over here.........


Where have you heard that we didn't? I am genuinely puzzled by this one.


Google "british person saying schedule".

I'm not the only one who has asked this question.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:00 AM
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Originally posted by Flavian

Originally posted by Dustytoad

Originally posted by nolabel
It is "MATHS"
It is NOT "MATH"
The long form is mathematics, not mathematic!
The only reason Americans use the word "math" is because they are too lazy to say "maths".
Is it so bloody hard for you to add the extra "s" at the end of the word?


I just did 62 Maths!!!


We use the word Math like we use the word Science. You do Science not Sciences.

Oh and I say Yall. It's just so darn useful yall.


(Reaching for Grammar Nazi uniform)......

Surely that should be Y'all?


Haha... Not how I say it.



edit on 4/16/2012 by Dustytoad because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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Ah well, that is where you went wrong then......if i google American person saying something should i take that as representative of the nation? Or, more likely, another idiot that wants 15 mins of fame (usually not the brightest sparks, regardless of location)?



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by Flavian
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Ah well, that is where you went wrong then......if i google American person saying something should i take that as representative of the nation? Or, more likely, another idiot that wants 15 mins of fame (usually not the brightest sparks, regardless of location)?


If I'm not the only one that has asked.

Then I'm not the only one that has heard it.

Jesus you're a smart one.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:13 AM
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Do you really think all americans are just like "Hmmm I could say maths but that is waaaay to much work. I'm just going to say math to keep things simple?" We say math because everyone else in our country says math. Lamest rant ever...



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:14 AM
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Still wrong though.

And that isn't an attack. It is a statement of fact.

So then, why smart one? I asked a question and you responded. I then responded again, basically saying you shouldn't take it as gospel just because it is on Google.

Does that offend your sensibilities?
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posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:15 AM
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But to agree with you, yes most Americans are lazy. But there are many better examples of this laziness than us saying "math" instead of "maths"...
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posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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America! America! #1! Rah Rah!

Give it a rest people!

This constant arrogance is sickening.


Illustrate yourselves, citizens of the world:


Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.
- Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it
- George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious
- Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
- George Bernard Shaw

You will never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
-George Bernard Shaw

“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
- G. K. Chesterton

PATRIOT, n. One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors.  -Ambrose Bierce

PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish read to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.  -Ambrose Bierce

Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, and conscience, and a slavish enthralment to those in power.
- Leo Tolstoy

The time is fast approaching when to call a man a patriot will be the deepest insult you can of him. Patriotism now means advocating plunder in the interest of the privileged classes of the particular State system into which we have happened to be born.
- Leo Tolstoy



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Oh and the reason we say "math" is we ARE American and we do whatever the hell we wanna do.


I put the above sentence in a American to British translator and here's what comes out-
Oh and the reason we say maths is we ARE septic and we dae whatever the hell we wanna dae.

I guess the question for the Brit's would be, how does "American" translate to "septic"??



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Is the abbreviated form of Economics then Econs or Econ?

Psychology= Psych or Psychy?
Sociology= Soc or Socy?

See where I am going with this? It's all Pidgins and Creoles- lots of grey( or gray) no black and white.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by freedom12

Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Oh and the reason we say "math" is we ARE American and we do whatever the hell we wanna do.


I put the above sentence in a American to British translator and here's what comes out-
Oh and the reason we say maths is we ARE septic and we dae whatever the hell we wanna dae.

I guess the question for the Brit's would be, how does "American" translate to "septic"??


Holy crap! That is freekin funny as all hell!

Septic? Omg dae?

They "dae" part made me read that in a total surfer accent.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Why do british people think they run the word vocabulary... next time you complain about Americans running up in someones country... take a backseat and remember this post....



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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I did some math today



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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I'll let the great David Mitchell argue the case.


I'm sure the Americans "could care less " about it.



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