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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 13:13)
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Reading the posts on here has reminded me of another pet hate:

"Do the Math" - No, last time I attended a lesson in that subject (Albeit a very long time ago) it was Mathematics, or Maths.

It has never been Math in the UK... yet I was disturbed to see last night policitians retorting using this bastardisation of the English language.

We are not Americans, why do we even try and pretend that speaking like a retard (or at least retarding our language) is something to be proud of?

At the very least, it's a lazy, lazy way to communicate.

I will quitely happily do the Maths, do arithmatic or even attempt some sort of number balancing that I do not quite understand... but I will NEVER do the math...
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 12:03, 6 replies)
Some Americanisms are more true to English than English English.
Fall for Autumn is a fine example.

I think if you're going to abbreviate Mathematics, then there's no need for it to remain plural.
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 12:12, closed)
By that logic
Should Statistics become just "Stat"?
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 12:26, closed)
And beatings beat. "You're gonna get beat, bruv."
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 12:27, closed)
doing the Math is a dance

(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 12:13, closed)
They did the Monster Math
It was a graveyard smath
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 12:23, closed)

(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 12:27, closed)

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