Math for snakesWhen did "maths" become "math"? I hear a lot of people say and write "math", (short for "mathematics", not as in the "Ramakrishna Math") these days (especially at IIT-B). Have school teachers started using this term too?
Nothing really to get upset about, but still, it makes me uneasy. More subliminal American influence? I can see, since the cult film, how you started saying "may-trix" instead of "ma-trix" (as in good old Matric-pass). Perhaps you converted to "skedule" after watching "The Apprentice". But how did you drop the "-s" from the abbreviation? Pray tell.