Math versus Maths

I was amused by this discussion on Dictionary.Com of the different abbreviations of mathematics..

I’d like to think that ending is deliberate!

9 Responses to “Math versus Maths”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    It’s early, but I don’t get it. At least one of us is confused. Deliberate ending?

    • telescoper Says:

      Are America and Canada not English-speaking places?

      • Phillip Helbig Says:

        It depends on how strong the local dialect is. 😀

      • Phillip Helbig Says:

        In the quotation, “other” means “apart from those already mentioned”—not just in the same sentence, but also in the one before.

      • Phillip Helbig Says:

        Of course, the main languages is most of America are Spanish and Portuguese.

      • telescoper Says:

        But many words are different in Mexican Spanish compared to Spanish Spanish. Likewise with Brazilian Portuguese.

      • Phillip Helbig Says:

        Sí señor, pero no la palabra para matemáticas. 🙂

  2. bygone daze Says:

    …there are many fishes in the sea. En Francais….les maths, aussi

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