Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Why Can't Brits Speaketh English ;-)


Yo, Americans, does it annoy you when those Brits (and others) talk about "maths" instead of "math"? And Brits, does it annoy you that your neighbors across the pond are annoyed at your annoying, peculiar, ill-begotten, outdated, foolish, vexing, persnickety language habits? Well, then here's the post (& comment section) for you (...incisive, patriotic Sean Carroll takes a stand; and he's married to a word-maven, don't forget):

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/08/14/maths/comment-page-1/

1 comment:

James Clare said...

yes it is slightly annoying, the Math Maths podcast I believe covered this topic quite early on