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  1. kissoff182

    kissoff182 Comp Sci's Smurfette

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    Who the hell says, "Times it by {some number here}."

    What the hell? "Times it?" MULTIPLY IT. You know how much of an ignorant f.u.c.k. you sound like when you say "Times it?" Just wondering.

    I am posting this because some whore in my combinatorics class today before class started was talking about the homework and she was like, "YEAH DO THIS THEN TIMES IT BY 2." I wanted to be smack her.

    Ugh. Stupid whore.
     
  2. fistpittingnork

    fistpittingnork Spliffer

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    Taking combinatorics she should know better... It's only proper when used "it's going to be 3 times hotter today than it was yesterday". Perhaps she's skilled in math, and not vocabulary.

    What are you taking combinatorics courses for?
     
  3. Napalmbrain

    Napalmbrain WiiChat Member

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    Boo hoo. Everyone understands what it means to "times" something, so what's the problem? If you want real abuse of the English language, I've known people to use "lol" in speech.
     
  4. kissoff182

    kissoff182 Comp Sci's Smurfette

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    Math minor. I had to take a Discrete Structures I and II and there was combinatorics in II, so I figured I should just take this course because I already know a thing or two about it. =P

    I think it's due to laziness. "Multiply" has two more syllables than "times." No one says, "Plus a to b" because "add" and "plus" are both one syllable. No one says, "minus a from b" because "subtract" and "minus" both have two syllables. It seems like they're only willing to use proper English when it doesn't require their mouths to burn two extra calories.
     
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  5. fistpittingnork

    fistpittingnork Spliffer

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    I loved my combinatorics class, one of my favorite math courses I've taken.
     
  6. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Honestly, does it really matter? :sick:
     
  7. ottoman

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    i agree with what your saying, if you cant explain how dumb they look when they say it...heres a clue.

    100,000,000,000. times it by 100,000 and your not even close...
     
  8. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Interesting. There are many words in the English language that mean the same thing as another word. Why should "times" be incorrect? Is there a difference in "transparent" and "see-through"? Is one incorrect, while another is correct? All language is dependent on those that use it. It's all codes which need to be deciphered, and in the end, your ability to understand the meaning behind it is not hampered - in effect, the language is understandable - it works and is therefore not "incorrect".

    Also, it depends on how you were taught. I got taught "times by" rather than multiply (it sounds more upper-middle/upperclass anyway), as I went to a state school. In the UK, I think it is more of a class issue.
     
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    Who cares? Honestly it's not that big of a deal. Get over it.
     
  10. +Maniacal=Maniac+

    +Maniacal=Maniac+ Am I Losing Friends?

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    I Go With Syntax On This One.
     
  11. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    I have to agree with the original poster although in not such harsh words. Grammar does matter, even it is understandable. Maybe the difference between multiply and times is not that great, but if you let up on those, then the language will just keep getting murdered.

    Why stop double posting? People can still read it just fine. (just an example)
     
  12. VampiricLugia

    VampiricLugia Guillotine Fodder

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    The English language is just a murdering of every other language in the world, pretty much, so you can't make it much worse.
     
  13. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    yes yes, my mother always and still says that whoever invented the English language must have been drunk haha!! and yes when I cam to the USA (I'm from México) I entered into Algebra K class and then I heard it "times 2 and then times 5" and I was like what the hell? times? the correct way would be multiply or by..times is just stupuid
     
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    I have said this before and will say it again. It's really not that big of a deal and I honestly can't see why you people are getting worked up over one word. You people need to get over it already.
     
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    you could of spared your humiliation of creating a thread about this by just posting this in the Whats your biggest pet peeve? thread
     
  16. Brawny

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    The problem is that English has always been the vernacular, the common language. It has been the lowly one like after the norman invasion, Latin, French, and then English. When they tried to make it universal, they shoved in the latin grammar system which doesn't work too well. It like trying to fit a square inside of a circle perfectly.

    2 evry1 who tinks its a waste of time 2 speek da rite way shood not b pissed about me typeing liek dis.
     
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  17. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    True. and I'm sure that by umaking this thread, the person that did it was trying to foment that the words used in English as opposed to the ones in another language are different and irrelevant, and just made easier to understand for the Unitedstatian people; so it was just an example.
     
  18. En4Neo

    En4Neo Jet-Set-Jesse

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    People that get worked up about little things like this are kind of more annoying than people that say things like that. Also you should edit your post, I don't think the "f" word is tolerated here.
     
  19. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Also with syntax on this one
     
  20. coolsmile

    coolsmile Owner of Last Level Games

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    No offense, but that's life, it's not fair, get over it...

    And I'm not the one calling people
    whores
    in my signature...

    It's not the others who have the problem, but you. You are the one complaining. They are fine the way they are, but you are the one who is bothered...

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    If she is better than you at math, than don't complain. I'm probably better than you at math and I'm not complaining. I'm taking Pre-calc
     
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