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Is this a British thing or something? People trying to be cute? 
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Let the record show that was a legitimate question. Any resemblance to posts in other threads is not coincidental.



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I actually think "maths" makes more sense. (see Dickfore's post)
Math, to me, would be the logical shortening of Mathematic, which isn't a word. By omitting the apostrophe in math's, one clears up any potential confusion with whether or not the noun is intended to be possessive; however, if the intention is to make the word possessive, one would then need to consider whether or not to write math's or maths's. 


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They say physics too.



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When you shorten a word do you always leave the last letter on? Math is an actual shorter version of mathematics, similar to 'lab' for 'laboratory' or 'info' for 'information' or 'limo' for 'limousine. A couple more examples since I found a website listing them: 'sax' for 'saxophone', 'vet' for 'veteran' or 'veterinarian', 'vocab' for 'vocabulary'. 


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I can't say. Hooters is too expensive for me.



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Jul1310, 11:28 AM

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Oh hell, I have to log off now. As a last thought, it always seemed to me that the term "maths" indicated several different branches of mathematics, such as trig, algebra, etc. combined. 


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I'm English and I use "maths" as short for "mathematics" and "math" as short for "mathematical", for example as in "math symbol", "math notation" or "math font".
(At school, we called it "mathma" anyway). 


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I am going to do math real quick.
I am going to write some maths real quick. Here is some math I am doing on the subject. Here are some maths I produced on the subject. I enjoy learning more about all of mathematics, and I think it is a beautiful subject. I think of math as more of a verb, to math is the act of producing maths. For geek speak I like to say "I'm going to math it up in here" or whatnot, or jokingly "thems was some real purdy maths ya made thur" in a rednecky accent. 


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