Aren't you tired of the all the sweetly-sickening ice cream flavours they use in condoms? I suggest a range of "Walkers" condoms that come in the same flavour as your favourite crisps (chips).

Imagine: instead of vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry, you'll be able choose from salt and vinegar, cheese
and onion, barbecue, or smoky bacon condoms. The more adventurous might even want to try worcester sauce or prawn cocktail condoms. And the more traditional will enjoy the ready salted condom (for the genuine taste).

To make them easier to identify condoms would come packed in the same colour scheme as the crisp packets. Crisp packet vending machines and crisp shelves in pubs could include a section for condoms. No more running from toilet to toilet trying to find a dispenser.

Ah, but the study is of "mathematics", so the abbreviation *must* be similarly plural. Full-stop. QED, bitch (always wanted to write that - no offence, [dent])

//Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry are icecream flavours. You lick icecream.
Salt and vinegar, cheese and onion, barbecue, or smoky bacon are crisps flavours. You bite in to crisps// So you really need oyster flavour. //QED - the tactical nuke of a non-sequiter// Ah, but with a well-placed "bitch", it becomes a laser-guided surgical strike.

A mathematical endeavor abbreviates to "math." The expression "Do the math" does not mean "do the study of mathematics" rather it means to do a mathematical undertaking and is singular.

Beyond the technical grammar aspect, sometimes one has to trust their ear and "maths" is an unattractive word and, in the US, risks being interpreted as a pretentious affectation or, at the least, considered improper unless used possessively, a rare occurence.

Back to my understanding of grammar for a moment, to "do the necessary calculations" is valid when more than one calculation is needed and then only when one chooses to describe a series of mathematical steps needed to arrive at a result as "calculations" rather than a "calculation." I see this as a matter of choice rather than an imperative. I think "do the calculation" is every bit as valid as "do the calculations" when describing an arbitrary mathematical task.

[Murdoch] and [dentworth] have accidentaly brought up another transatlantic discrepancy. As a kid in the UK we always used five 'ner's as Murdoch did, however since being in the US I have noticed an additional syllable. In my experience though it tends to sound more like 'niener niener niener' though.

On a related note, it seems that 'Ummmm' is a fairly universal childhood expression for "you just did something naughty". Is this true in the rest of the states? How about non english speaking places?

And finally, on topic; a cheese and onion Johnny would surely put the kibosh on post coital kissing.

Are you guys really arguing about whether "math" or "maths" is "correct"? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard this year. "Math" is right in the US, "maths" is right in the UK. Period. End of story. Don't you guys have anything more important to worry about than a dialect pissing contest on the Internet?

Forget the math, Do the science! You will find that, apart from the psycological components, most savoury flavours will be immiscable in water, and therefore unlikely to be a good match with latex. Much the same as you would have to have water based lubricants for latex and not "oily" petroleum based lubricants. Sweet flavours are generally miscible, and so the flavouring goes. Of course there is always opportunity for salty, but last time Ronald checked they were out of "hints of the Polynesian Archipelago."