How do you shorten "mathematics"?

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Jetso
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08 May 2021, 11:28 am

To "math" or "maths"? I use "math".



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08 May 2021, 1:12 pm

I am Polish and Polish schoolkids shorten "matematyka" (mathematics) to just "matma" :) :D But I never shortened this in such a way when I was a kid/teen because I always used to find slang expressions vulgar, then :D



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08 May 2021, 1:13 pm

I shorten it to "math". I'm from the U.S.


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08 May 2021, 1:19 pm

Maths.

Because I'm not American.



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08 May 2021, 1:28 pm

Americans, like me, say "math".

Brits say "maths".

Not sure how the rest of the Anglosphere does it (Canada, Australia, NZ, or South Africa).

Americans call the last letter of the alphabet "zee". But Canadians do it the British way and say "zed".

Never thought about it before, but "mathematics" ends with an "s". So the abbreviation should to.

I suppose that we Americans conceive of math as being like sand or water. Though plural it comes to you en masse like sand or water.



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08 May 2021, 1:55 pm

Its maths for me


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08 May 2021, 2:54 pm

"Matematika"
"Matematiks"

Hmmm.. No.

"Sipnayan"

:? .. Sigh.

I'll just go with just Math.
Because from where I came from, it is based on the US education system after all.


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08 May 2021, 3:17 pm

Maths. Though using math is fine. Just not what I'm used to.


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08 May 2021, 4:45 pm

As an Australian, I say “maths”.



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08 May 2021, 4:54 pm

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08 May 2021, 10:00 pm

Math for me.

I open the “hood” to gain access to my car’s engine. I put my shopping in the “trunk” of my car. I get “gas” at the “gas station.” I park my car in the “parking lot.”



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08 May 2021, 11:25 pm

Neither. I say "numbers go brrr."


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09 May 2021, 2:27 am

Jetso wrote:
To "math" or "maths"? I use "math".

I say math



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09 May 2021, 3:29 am

Or say "Ma..."



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09 May 2021, 11:31 am

I'm in Canada and I say math.


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09 May 2021, 11:59 am

In Arkansas they say "meth".

Some there even go on to study "higher meth".