Just for fun: I'm curious...

Having been involved with and enjoying this thread on our favourite books, I find it really interesting the variety of books we all seem to enjoy, but one thing I noticed has got me thinking, and I hope we can have some sensible responses to this:

I am absolutely rubbish with numbers, didn't do well at Maths at all at school and still struggle now, but I did pretty well in English throughout my academic career.  And I always thought/assumed that people who were good with numbers weren't so keen on words and vice versa.  By the looks of some of the reading that's been going on, and by the way some of your articulate youselves, my theory seems to have been shot out the window!

Can anyone shed any light on this?  Want to share your views?  Am I totally wrong, and therefore it's just (unlucky) co-incidence that I can't do basic math?

Keen to hear what you number types have to say about this :)

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Numbers ... yeah!!

bigdave1971 |

Same here

tracybbs |
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I'm with you Dave

Constantly Confused |
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Becky, I think you're adding 2 and 2 and getting 5....

SteveOH |
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Excellent responses so far - thanks!

Becky Midgley |
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ermmmm...

ShirleyM |
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Grammar

stevie |
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@Duck dude

mwngiol |
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Good point Steve

tracybbs |
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blok |
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Yep - it's a myth

MarionMorrison |
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Maths is not my strong point ...

Steve Holloway |
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Something in it

thisistibi |
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Wordsmiths and numbersmiths

davidwinch |
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You can be both!

cathygrimmer |
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Not all accountants are the same

Democratus |
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Gifts

cymraeg_draig |
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It works the other way, too

ShirleyM |
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Ooooh

justinelaws |
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@Becky

nogammonsinanundoubledgame |
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Accountancy needs both

stepurhan |
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If we are now recommending Maths books then try Professor Stewar

Democratus |
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My thought is provoked

Paul Scholes |
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Yes and no

bigdave1971 |

@Paul

thisistibi |
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The answer is... 42!

Becky Midgley |
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Hmmm?

Paul Scholes |
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we need a conference site

Democratus |
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@ Mr D

Becky Midgley |
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Numbers and wrods

fiona@felaccounts.co.uk |

I wish it was true

pawncob |
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@pawncob

BKD |
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Pawncob

Paul Scholes |
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@ Becky

Democratus |
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Pawncob

ShirleyM |
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Grammar and spelling constantly evolve ...

Steve Holloway |
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Good with both ... I think

KH |
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@Grammar

thisistibi |
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Pot & kettle

DBlood |
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thisistibi |
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Consensus

ShirleyM |
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Outside experience?

stepurhan |
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The answer might lie in a Channel 4 game show on every weekday a

devonaccountant |

Here I go

pawncob |
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Agree

john20 |