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Pee-brained eagle-fuckers

when british people say "maths" i laugh because thats
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when ornery: an' s campaign
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#1 - jordanish (10/22/2013) [-]
God damn Yankee-doodle's calling numbery-mumblery-trickery-rickery "math"
#3 to #1 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
I will now use both of those phrases
#209 to #72 - chrislee (10/23/2013) [-]
I've been looking everywhere for that.
User avatar #226 to #72 - wtfduud (10/23/2013) [-]
I thought cookies were biscuits.
#229 to #226 - teckemeier (10/23/2013) [-]
As you can clearly see, they're called choco chip bicky wickies.
User avatar #252 to #229 - jordanish (10/23/2013) [-]
combining that with the fuel of the empire (tea) creates dinky-dunky-godly-saintly-bicky-wickies, the most potent of nibbly nom noms (snacks)
User avatar #199 - thatstraightop **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
Being a Britfag I just find the insults and comebacks on both sides funny. Why make it serious when people are just ******* around?
User avatar #201 to #199 - playerdous (10/23/2013) [-]
Because of reasons.
User avatar #203 to #201 - thatstraightop **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
Because people want to prove the place where they burst forth from their mother's vagina is better than someone else's place where they fell out their mum's cunt.
#205 to #203 - playerdous (10/23/2013) [-]
Just kidding, but seriously I wasn't being serious.
User avatar #206 to #205 - thatstraightop **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
Yeah I know, I'm not attacking you man, just trying to make a point about how weird patriotism is.
User avatar #207 to #206 - playerdous (10/23/2013) [-]
And I was just looking for an excuse to use that reaction image. I find the expression perfect since I know the actors voice. Having pride in your country isn't wrong but it can be taken too far.
User avatar #208 to #207 - thatstraightop **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
Yeah yeah, I get you. Thing is, mostly you only hear about patriots who think their country is the besterest 4 evsies.
#210 to #208 - playerdous (10/23/2013) [-]
That's the ******* 15% on either side Left/right liberal/conservative ********** /StaringBackAtItself that doest shut the **** up. Alright I'm done ranting have a good day.
#103 - enclavexremnant (10/23/2013) [-]
Look, look at all these faggots debating who has a "superior" country on a website made for laughs...
Look, look at all these faggots debating who has a "superior" country on a website made for laughs...
#86 - jakols ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
That British comeback!   
take some points my dear
That British comeback!

take some points my dear
#88 to #86 - thewisedane (10/23/2013) [-]
... I get points?
... I get points?
#90 to #88 - jakols ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
no, not you Allan...
no, not you Allan...
#41 - twofreegerbils (10/23/2013) [-]
Implying Obamacare=universal health care
User avatar #57 to #41 - ningyoaijin (10/23/2013) [-]
It's about as close to it as America's going to get.
#113 to #41 - ballisticmistype ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
*implying it isn't*
*implying it isn't*
User avatar #111 to #41 - turtletroll (10/23/2013) [-]
But some Americans do go against universal healthcare. Quite a lot of em
User avatar #46 to #41 - snakefire (10/23/2013) [-]
#138 - tipjar (10/23/2013) [-]
As far as I know, we call it 'Maths' over here because we have all the maths lessons in one subject, for example American people have algebra one, geometry etc, we just have maths
As far as I know, we call it 'Maths' over here because we have all the maths lessons in one subject, for example American people have algebra one, geometry etc, we just have maths
#224 to #138 - bobbysnobby (10/23/2013) [-]
Mathematics isnt plural. The S is a layover from greek when the greeks used the term they refered to everything to do with mathematics for example physics would be taught in Mathematics rather than being 2 different divisions. The real clincher is that all English speaking nations use Singular verbs to agree with either Math or Maths you dont use plural verbs. Another good example is you would never say "One Mathematic, Two mathematics"
User avatar #110 - kousei ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
Note: "Mathematics" does not inherently imply a plural nature. No one ever does a single "mathematic". however if you were to expand it and say mathematics is a shortening of "mathematical equations" then the British way of saying "maths" would be accurate as you would be performing multiple equations. However if you treat the term "mathematics" as a subject or a genre then the American way of saying "math" is accurate.

essentially, there is no right or wrong here:
"I'm doing some maths" means "I'm doing a number of mathematical equations"
"I'm doing some math" means "I'm doing work on the subject of mathematics"

suck on that you... alright, frankly I don't have some fun witty insult but, who needs it when you have a sound argument?
User avatar #4 - lean (10/23/2013) [-]
Quick fact:
The affordable care act does not provide people with "universal" care in this country. It forces people to buy a healthcare plan. It forces small businesses to meet certain criteria if they provide an "in house" health plan. It penalizes those who can not (fiscally) take part in health insurance. It gives funding to those states that decided to go with the federal program, and does nothing for the states that elected to uphold the law at the state level.

TLDR: Obamacare is destined to fail due to poor planning, worse websites, and lack of people signing up; not to mention being questionably unconstitutional.
User avatar #75 to #4 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
Then what stops you from doing it right?
User avatar #146 to #75 - rainbowrush ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
A philosophy has developed in the USA that states the Government is not ruled by, or of, the people.
User avatar #106 to #75 - admiralen ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
they only think of themselves
#259 to #4 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
"Lack of people signing up"

You're having a giggle, mate. Millions have already filled out applications and tens of millions have tried to - but could not due to site errors. These people will come back when the site is working properly and also fill out an application.
User avatar #267 to #259 - lean (10/23/2013) [-]
#260 to #4 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
Also, it is constitutional, as ruled by the Supreme Court itself. That's how we decide those sorts of things in this country.
#48 to #4 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
Mhm its a conservative idea. The law was far closer to a universal health care in its original form. Unfortunately, people seem to dislike the idea of having everyone healthy.
#82 to #48 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]

Conservatives dont like everyone being healthy.

It has nothing to do with longer waiting rooms, higher taxes, and making health issues a national concern therefore opening up the door to banning cigarettes, fatty foods, sodas, and other things that people choose to partake in that damages themselves.

What a logical mature explanation for the current healthcare debate. You should write books about how providing the exact same service for everybody will increase quality and decrease prices, and how emergency room conditions in every sector of the hospital is a good thing.

Genius man. Really.
User avatar #173 to #4 - nigeltheoutlaw (10/23/2013) [-]
>questionable constitutional
The Supreme Court upheld it so it is completely constitutional. Call me crazy, but I'll take the word of the highest judges in the nation over your opinion.

I'll agree that it has issues that need to either removed or changed, but it's better than no alternative, which is what we had before. My biggest issue is that it requires you to buy a health care plan, since that's ******* retarded, and I think everybody agrees on that point. Even so, just the few stipulations that have already gone into effect, such as no lifetime limits, no denying people on preexisting conditions, and allowing people to stay on their parent's insurance until age 24, have helped immensely in allowing people who didn't have insurance to get insurance.

Long story short, Obamacare has it's issues, but it's better than the previous system of " **** poor and sick people", and until a better system is proposed I will never support getting rid of it.
#9 to #4 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
Though I agree with almost all of your points. There is one thing. Before it went into effect, it was found constitutional. Though I myself am going to be fined at the end of the year, because I cannot afford any of it and that is my only problem with it. Maybe it is because I am in Idaho where they are not expanding Medicaid, but I feel that is the only flaw so far.
User avatar #18 to #9 - lean (10/23/2013) [-]
In accepting the tax argument, the court relied on the “well-established” principle that “if a statute has two possible meanings, one of which violates the Constitution, courts should adopt the meaning that does not do so.”

The court decided to interpret "penalty" as "tax" so the law is therefore constitutional.
User avatar #39 to #18 - Ruspanic ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
The ruling was a brilliant move by Justice Roberts. I was super impressed with him. The Obama adm inistration did not actually want to use the tax power to justify the mandate, because raising taxes always makes them look bad. Instead, they argued that the mandate was Constitutional under the Commerce clause. Roberts explicitly ruled that the mandate was not justifiable under the Commerce Clause because compelling people to buy things did not count as regulating commerce. So although the mandate was Constitutional under the taxing power, Roberts actually managed to limit the government's power. Losing the battle but winning the war.

Also, a conservative justice ruling in favor of Obama's law restored some faith in the Supreme Court, which was badly needed after the Citizens United decision was decided on ideological lines.
User avatar #19 to #18 - lean (10/23/2013) [-]

User avatar #112 to #4 - daentraya (10/23/2013) [-]
Is it so difficult to get proper bargaining of prices for medical supplies, significantly lower the cost of healthcare, and spend the saved money on healthcare for everyone in the country for absolutely free, or tax a little more in return for complete health care security? Oh yeah, it is. What a shame, really. It works so well other places
#231 to #112 - endospore (10/23/2013) [-]
That argument simply doesn't work. Other places aren't America. Do other countries have 300,000,000 people? Do other countries have 50 different states, each with their own laws, regulations, governments and cultures? Imagine if the EU tried to enact a single universal healthcare policy for every country in the union that had to be the exact same everywhere. For example, it has to deal with the massive aging population of Greece while still being affordable to the young, poor populations of Slovakia and Romania.

Also by the EU's own admission (source: ) there are huge gaps between countries and some countries don't have coverage yet. That's the only reason it works, is because each country is given control, yet that doesn't work in America. Can you imagine if the federal government mandated California have high quality, affordable healthcare while it left Ohio to fend for itself? You simply can't do what the EU does in America.
User avatar #261 to #231 - daentraya (10/23/2013) [-]
You know, i did say, and I'm paraphrasing, 'oh yeah, it's quite dahm difficult'. And with the very last part, i was expressing what a shame it is that us can't get the same level of splendid healthcare
I do believe you have entirely misinterpreted my comment
#262 to #261 - endospore (10/23/2013) [-]
I believe you're right. I read the last couple sentences as sarcastic. Sorry about that >.>
User avatar #287 to #262 - daentraya (10/24/2013) [-]
It's fine as long as the misunderstandings can be cleared up. Sarcasm is an odd thing over text
#128 to #4 - specialspike (10/23/2013) [-]
implying it could get worse
User avatar #6 to #4 - philliyoMLB (10/23/2013) [-]
What's this? A logical argument on fj?
User avatar #218 - neokun (10/23/2013) [-]
Our tanks have tea making facilities...
User avatar #296 to #228 - themassivefail (06/10/2014) [-]
To this very day I have not found a more appropriate situation to use this picture.
#121 - usedtobeemo (10/23/2013) [-]
So two Americans and a British man read this post.
So two Americans and a British man read this post.
User avatar #160 to #121 - amegaara (10/23/2013) [-]
User avatar #53 - adzodeux (10/23/2013) [-]
Is it Math or Maths? - Numberphile
User avatar #36 - imnotanig (10/23/2013) [-]
"Math class" sounds more natural in my opinion because class is singular. "Maths class" isn't technically wrong, but a "s" on the end makes it look like a plural and singular word being used to describe a singular subject. I mean mathematics is a plural word, and math is an abbreviation of the word, so technically math itself is already plural I think.

Not a grammar Nazi, but I like my dip, my whiskey, and my football. **** "clean English". 'Murica.
#236 to #36 - twentyten (10/23/2013) [-]
Mathematics is not a plural word though. Example: which is correct. Mathematics is annoying as **** . OR Mathematics are annoying as **** .
User avatar #281 to #236 - imnotanig (10/24/2013) [-]
mathematics, in the sense your saying is actually assuming the word class behind it, Like Mathematics (class) is annoying. But mathematics are annoying is saying that there are multiple mathematics, which there are.
#286 to #281 - twentyten (10/24/2013) [-]
Wouldn't it be considered a collective noun and therefore still a singular noun? Like the word physics, or economics.
User avatar #291 to #286 - imnotanig (10/24/2013) [-]
well i think we found a hole in the english language haha, but i think mathmatic isn't a word, so math is an abbreviation for mathematics, so i don't think you just add the s to math.
#292 to #291 - twentyten (10/24/2013) [-]
A hole? There are many holes in the English language. The word mathematics is odd because it's a collective noun that has an abbreviation. There aren't many words like that I don't think. It's kind of an exception. I don't know any examples of abbreviations with an s at the end like that.
User avatar #293 to #292 - imnotanig (10/24/2013) [-]
yeah i know there is a lot of holes lol, math to me me makes more sense, but it also just may seem so because that's the way i've heard it since i was a child. Maybe we need websters to make a decision for us
User avatar #33 - lamarsmithgot (10/23/2013) [-]
Great Britain is still the USA of Europe.
#263 to #33 - poljento (10/23/2013) [-]
Thank you.
User avatar #214 to #33 - milthyfoustache (10/23/2013) [-]
in what way?
#93 to #33 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
still better than being france
User avatar #8 - justadude (10/23/2013) [-]
If you call it math class 'maths' then you have to call art class 'arts', science class 'sciences', and history class 'histories' because there are more than one types of each
User avatar #20 to #8 - Shiny (10/23/2013) [-]
Honestly, that does sound a lot better.
User avatar #43 to #8 - toosexyforyou (10/23/2013) [-]
Bro just let them have 1 victory, we all know they're wrong.
#80 to #8 - bobbysnobby (10/23/2013) [-]
You call it Math it is more correct that maths. "Math is not fun" is correct "Maths are not fun" is incorrect. Math is not a plural. Mathematics IS interesting. I can go on and on mathematics is not a plural you make it agree with singular verbs.
#164 to #8 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
What did you say about the arts? ***** get back to your maths.
User avatar #202 to #8 - unncommon (10/23/2013) [-]
For sciences!?
#142 to #8 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
Those are correct though.... You're studying the arts, sciences, and histories of the world...
#47 to #8 - nousernameallowed (10/23/2013) [-]
I think it's also because maths is short for mathematics, which has an 's'. No one says they have mathematic in the morning.
User avatar #221 - craptola (10/23/2013) [-]
Actually as a British person I agree with the yanks on this one. Just because mathematics ends in an "s" doesn't mean that it's plural. You don't treat the word mathematics as if it was plural either. eg you would say "mathematics is interesting" instead of "mathematics are interesting." This video goes into greater detail:
User avatar #227 to #221 - thegamegestapo (10/23/2013) [-]
You're trying to apply logic to a language that has the same word to describe mutually exclusive terms.

You may well be right that "math" makes more sense but as English originated from Britain "maths" is correct regardless.
#234 to #227 - doctorkolo (10/23/2013) [-]
did u watch the video?
They clearly state that math. was used as an abbreviation for mathematics for the first time in 1847, maths. was first used in 1911.
User avatar #241 to #234 - thegamegestapo (10/23/2013) [-]
...which is now the correct usage as language has evolved, the mother tongue does however remain English English.

Or would you prefer wit á cídan efenlæcung þes ðu, mewling quim?
#272 to #241 - doctorkolo (10/23/2013) [-]
So you're saying if it were reversed, and the british were saying math and the u.s. maths (hypothetically of course), then the british would be still correct solely because english is their language (and whatever they say goes), even though these abbreviations are fairly modern?   
(I'm not implying I disagree, I'm just trying to understand your argument)
So you're saying if it were reversed, and the british were saying math and the u.s. maths (hypothetically of course), then the british would be still correct solely because english is their language (and whatever they say goes), even though these abbreviations are fairly modern?

(I'm not implying I disagree, I'm just trying to understand your argument)
User avatar #290 to #272 - thegamegestapo (10/24/2013) [-]
Precisely. As chuffed as I am that such egregious use of language is possible, my argument is as you summarised. The English language is apparently terrific?
#196 to #168 - playerdous (10/23/2013) [-]
Looney chuckle fairy repellant
Looney chuckle fairy repellant
#28 - mudkipftw ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
Though a lot of us can be stupid...
User avatar #237 to #28 - niggastolemyname (10/23/2013) [-]
as an american i can confirm this
User avatar #44 to #28 - herecomesjohnny (10/23/2013) [-]
it's almost as if guatemala and zimbabwe didn't even try to put their athletes through multimillion dollar training investments, pfahaha those dorks
#109 to #44 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
Still win.
#24 - coonstash (10/23/2013) [-]
Americans are actually correct.
You're welcome
User avatar #35 to #24 - hellomynameisbill (10/23/2013) [-]
america, england, ireland, australia and etc, could be said to have different dialects of english
#37 to #35 - ambiguous **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
But math is a universal language.
#71 to #37 - flyslasher (10/23/2013) [-]
Math is a universal language. "Math" is the word that denotes math in the English language.
#270 to #71 - ambiguous **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
Calm down there. It was just a joke.
Calm down there. It was just a joke.
#119 to #24 - thomastasker **User deleted account** (10/23/2013) [-]
yup the americans are ******* right. and everything i have ever known is a lie. (kiwi fag)
User avatar #280 to #24 - finni (10/24/2013) [-]
Meh, I'm okay with that. Let the Americans be right for once.
#17 - swagloon (10/23/2013) [-]
Because universal healthcare is the best thing in the world.

And comment number 8 raises a good point. Do Brits call their science class "sciences class". And don't math classes usually start to focus on one type of mathematics in their course making it math? Or am I missing something?
User avatar #91 to #17 - lezbeyan (10/23/2013) [-]
I can't speak for everyone else, but when we had 'Science class' we would call it the lesson on which we were dong. I had three science classes over my time in school which were Physics, Biology and Chemistry. So for which we were doing, we would call it that.

"What lesson you got next?"
"K Den"
User avatar #243 - sweetellie (10/23/2013) [-]
Can I just ask, why do americans feel so strongly about that obamacare thing? Surely cheap or free healthcare is good for everyone? I don't really get it, is it because taxes might be higher or what?
#264 to #243 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
You have to get and pay for insurance now, which many CAN NOT afford.
If you CAN NOT afford to pay for it, you are fined.
You are fined and have to pay money you don't have and if you did, you'd have bought insurance.
User avatar #248 to #243 - Capit (10/23/2013) [-]
We Americans have pretty low taxes compared to European countries, adding the taxation for medical care would just be too much of an increase in taxes. Our medical system is pretty ****** , but many people would rather have that than a significant increase in taxes
User avatar #249 to #248 - sweetellie (10/23/2013) [-]
Oh, I see.. So would it just completely mess your economy up if you did introduce free healthcare?
User avatar #253 to #249 - winsauceiswin (10/23/2013) [-]
the problem is that a lot of americans are on benefits sustained by the working class and right now more are on benefits funded by working class tax dollars that people are getting fed up with it. the health care would be free to those who were poor but be very costly to those who were working class and had their own health care. with the addition for a tax penalty for choosing NOT to partake in the obamacare americans see it as unfair for people who 1. don't want to pay higher taxes for someone else's benefit and 2. don't want to partake in obamacare and be penalized for it.

it was said once that without obamacare amaerica's health system gets an F but WITH obamacare america's health system gets a D- and i think that's true. it's a good concept but it'd being poorly executed. the campaign isn't against free healthcare it's against the method to which the government intends to obtain it.
User avatar #255 to #253 - Capit (10/23/2013) [-]
well, one of the problems is that our healthcare system is a for-profit system. It's a bit ****** up and needs to change, but its difficult to change something like that overnight. And having our government give our tax money to a for-profit business is just not something a lot of people are comfortable with.
User avatar #254 to #249 - Capit (10/23/2013) [-]
Well, its not free. We'd pay for it through taxes. I personally would support it, but it would screw over a lot of people. I should add that one of the reasons that people really are against it is a law/bill/whatever that they passed a month or two ago, that everyone is required to have health insurance. It might not sound like a bad idea, and everyone should have it, but a lot of lower income people just cannot afford the payments. That is pretty much how it would be with socialized healthcare here, you'd be guaranteed medical care without the possibility of being thousands of dollars in debt, but you'd also be giving up a lot of your income.
#251 to #243 - John Cena (10/23/2013) [-]
I will be forced to get healthcare and the only option i have is $450 a month which i cannot afford
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