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Do we have any math people here?

 
 
Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 02:19 am
Hi-do we have any math people here? Please introduce yourselves.
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 03:14 am
@JGoldman10,
It's not math, it's maths, short for mathematics.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 05:49 am
@izzythepush,
thats silly, maths is just some foreigners ESL attempt at ******* with a pwerfectly good english contraction ITS MATH.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 07:23 am
@farmerman,
It's nothing to do with being a foreigner. We're talking about English. I am English. When you talk about English and you're not English you are the foreigner
BillRM
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 07:33 am
@izzythepush,
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We're talking about English. I am English.


Hell they are all queens these English’s who needed to get their cute asses save two times in the last hundred years by real men. Drunk
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:03 am
@BillRM,
I wondered when someone would resort to lazy cliches that have no basis in reality. You'll probably have a go at my teeth next, although I'll wager they're in better nick than yours. You obviously know nothing about history. I'll concentrate on WW2 as your contibution to WW1 was minor. We declared war on Germany as a matter of principle. They invaded Poland. You didn't do anything. In the Summer of 1940 we needed our arses saving, and what was your response, you responded like a neighbour who approaches someone whose house is on fire and offers to sell them a bucket of water.

You got involved in December 1941 after being bombed by the Japanese, and after Germany declared war on you. What was far more significant in the defeat of the Nazis was the contribution of the Soviet Union nine months earlier.

But lets go back to 1940. We could have made peace with Hitler. He was quite happy to let us keep our empire, if we gave him Europe. But we didn't, we held on. What if we had though? Do you really think you could have won the war without our help? You would have had no beachhead in Europe to mount an attack, you wouldn't have been able to use Australia as a base in the Pacific. The German industrial machine would have continued unhampered by British bombing. So we saved your arses just as much as you saved ours.

Also we paid in full for every last thing we bought from you. We only finished paying during Tony Blair's premiership. You sound like a bank manager who goes on about having leant someone the money to buy their house long after the mortgage is paid off.

During the blitz we went through the equivalent of 9/11 everyday but prevailed. Judging by your reaction after 9/11 I doubt you would have stood up to the nazi onslaught like we did. Talking of 9/11 compare your hysterical reaction to the way we responded to the 7/7 attacks. We try islamic terrorists in London, but you're too cowardly to put Islamic terrorists on trial in New York, so if you want to see what a 'pansy queen' looks like I suggest you look in the mirror.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:10 am
@izzythepush,
In Britain, you/they call mathematics "maths". In the U.S., we call it "math".
JGoldman10 lives in the US.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:16 am
@ossobuco,
I know that. You're also the only country in the world who uses the 'S' word to describe football.
BillRM
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:20 am
@izzythepush,
Poor baby so a few million fresh troops on the battlefields of France were minor in WW1.

Oh well if the Prince can not do better in private then those two sad kisses in public after the wedding the royal family might end up dying out.

Poor England...................... Crying or Very sad
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:25 am
Can someone here please help me with this question?:

http://able2know.org/topic/171468-1

I'm looking for a job that's math-related.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:27 am
@ossobuco,
Those crazy foreigners.
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raprap
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:27 am
@izzythepush,
We 'rucking' made Winston Churchill a 'Meican citizen you riggin' limey. No wonder you still have a Queen!

BTW I have one degree in Math, not Maths and another in Engineering, not Engineerings--but then I'm a proud provencial.

Rap
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:28 am
@izzythepush,
There are hundreds of UK English slang words that we reject. That also goes for proper words and contractions. I know what you mean when you say "maths" , it just sounds like fingernails on a blackboard.
Just understand that point, thats all I was making.
I also dont like Canadian and Irish sentence structures where they say "someone has gone to hospital"
we say
"Someone has gone to THE hospital".

Dont get all huffy. I dont know where youre from, I just know you arent from the US.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:31 am
@raprap,
We may still have a queen, but you're the ones who go hysterical about it. Most of us couldn't give a monkeys. I'd rather be a limey than a septic.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:35 am
@farmerman,
I'm not huffy, but math sounds awful to us. When I was studying Arthur Miller's 'Death of a salesman' our teacher could not stand the repeated phrase 'You flunked math.' After about five goes she screamed, 'Oh for Gods sake just call it maths.'
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:42 am
@izzythepush,
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but math sounds awful to us.
Ditto "maths" to many of us. Ive been seeing it more and more on the line till I noted that it was an ESL thing among Asians who are learning from USA writings . So , just to make it equal, Lets just agree to disagree on this and put it to bed.
Its MATH, punct
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:43 am
Anyway it's not English slang it's English vernacular. Your manner of talking could be described as American slang. Considering that most of you are descended from people who learned English as a second language that's more likely to be the case. I've already told you where I'm from. I'm English, like the language we're speaking. Anyway we seem to have disrupted the thread nicely, now all it needs is someone to post pictures of semi naked men to finish the job.
raprap
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:49 am
@izzythepush,
I don't remember if it was first said by Twain or Churchill that 'Great Britian and the United States were separated by a common language.'

being from the banks of the Ohio I prefer attributing it to Twain.

BTW I always peferred math to english because the rules were consistant. Henry Miller was right, 'maths' grates.

Rap
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:49 am
@farmerman,
That's fine, but I would imagine those who are learning maths are probably not learning from American sources but probably from us. I just get a bit miffed when someone describes me as an 'ESL foreigner.'
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 08:56 am
@raprap,
It probably was Twain, but it's not just a problem when we're having a bit of banter like this. It caused the massacre of the Gloucestershire regiment in the Korean war. Americans tend to say things as they are, whilst we always underplay things. If we say something's not bad we mean it's fantastic. During the campaign the Gloucesters we in communication with American high command. The Gloucesters said the situation was a, 'bit sticky,' which the Americans took literally. If they'd been talking to British officers they would have realised that the Gloucesters were about to be overrun which is in fact what happened.
 

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