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Well I used maths because it is usually more than one formation. It's never as simple as 1+1=2.Just for the sake of "argument", suppose you did a simple, one operation calculation. IE: 2 + 2 = 4. So, a single operation is a "math problem", using only one function of the greater whole, "mathematics.
If you can't buy into that, how about if we agree that "mathematics", is the overarching, inclusive, descriptor, or noun, encompassing the whole field.
Still, to form an abbreviation, you don't have to tack on the the "s" at en end to imply it.
The reason US English is less pretentious than traditional English is, it was designed to be so. I find modern slang spellings to be obnoxious as well. "Ur" for "your", and so forth. In truth, texting, graffiti, and rap music, has even degraded the US English you find offensive, to the point where it offends me.
As for "color" vs. "colour", I often use those, "our" spellings when I'm conversing with "friendsfrom the empire", as a matter of friendship and respect.
Still, the Brits haven't quite caught on to our "Z", in any appreciable way. It's "fantasize", not "fantasise".
Both 'fantasise' and 'fantasize' are equally correct in Standard British English. However, only 'fantasize' is permitted in standard American usage.
Moving back to "colour" vs "color", the Brits drop the "u" when modifying the base word. So, "humour", becomes, "humoring", no matter which side of "the pond", you're on.
To keep this on topic. bitcoin is still, and always be, a "pump and dump", or, " "find a bigger fool," or a "Ponze scheme". Which is not to say that many people haven't made a lot of money from it. It's just the massive toll it's taking on newcomers to the "sport".
The best reply I can give you to this is, "yup. we're all still peasants on this bus". (But at least we have a bus). No more will only the fortunate few have donkeys to ride.
Most of the time I don't mind slang, as long as I understand what I am reading and isn't too degrading. As in, if it is to quickly write something out, I can appreciate that, but if that's just how you talk/write, it hurts to read it..
For me, it is how you sound it out, so fantasise is right because I pronounce the S and not a Z. Some with "our" and not "or".
But you are right, about the less "educated" degrading English standards.
Yes back on topic.
In that respect then, is the $ just a dump scheme? Only those with heaps of it can survive it going down continuously while the rest are forced to continue to work their a$$ off to keep the same value over many years.
I have hope things will change, but from what little years I have been alive and all the things I read about society in history, that hope keeps becoming smaller. So I guess I'll use the tools that are metals, crypto, stocks or whatever to better my situation and not rely so much on the government that precisely relies on the people to stay under their control to continue their game and financial gain.