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Why do people in the UK and US say “maths” vs “math”?

There should be a trail of

`U`

s that have fallen off the ship.The rightmost one? The last of Us.

What about Z and S??

colour> color

spourts > sports

Because it's the short form of "mathematics"

Although typically I've seen the UK call it maths and North Americans call it math.

Is the ending s kept on abbreviations of other singular nouns ending in s? Or is that unique to maths?

I would say we disagree with the premise of the question. Mathematics is not a singular noun. It's a plural. It's the field of all mathematics. Therefore you preserve the "s" because you abbreviate the singular and re-pluralise it.

So somebody in the UK

*might*(not commonally) say "it's a math(matic) concept", but more likely to say "it's a concept from math(ematic)s" or "it's a mathematical concept".That’s interesting. What about talking about it as a subject or a class? Would you say maths are my favorite subject(s?) in school? Maths are my favorite class?

Good one, no way say maths is... I guess it's the subject of mathematics is my favourite.

To the best of my understanding, mathematics isn't referencing a singular object but is used as an encompassing term to refer to content from multiple schools of mathematics e.g. geometry, statistics, calculus, algebra etc. Or in other words, all the subjects covered in math/maths class! 😊

I prefer mafs

Maphs could be used here too...

There's more than one type of math. Would you say physic?

Or sport?

C m8 they'res only 1 kinda reel sport nd thats footie.

Germans and French do

Yeah I get it, but I’m more curious why it’s said differently?

There's usually a long explanation for these types of things which most of the time boils down to "because that's how people have been saying it and it's become the norm."

Many linguistical mistakes have been overused to the point of them changing their meaning. Take "decimation". It used to mean to kill 1 in every 10. Because it sounds cool and has been used in a lot of media, it now mainly means to kill or destroy a large part of something.

The meaning of “siege” has gone from sitting outside a castle or town until everyone starves to just about any kind of military action involving a building. Probably partly because the Iran embassy Siege off the 80s was endlessly represented on TV by footage of the SAS breaking the siege by abseiling through the windows.

You should be asking yourself that. ;)

Do you guys also say Geographies? Or Histories? Do you take Arts classes? You take Physics, do you also have Chemistries and Biologies?

Let me go count all my Lego.

Lego is the only correct version though, it is defined by the company that created it so its not 'open to interpretation' imo.

I agree with you. A sheep and some sheep are the same to me 😂