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Aluminum "the word"

Where's the bit where you forgot to say " Well I didn't read the entire thread, but..." :D - see post #37
Where, incidentally, you will see that he first named it Alumium not Aluminum

Of course I read the entire thread... :) Nice link btw .. World Wide Words: Aluminium versus aluminum

So as I was saying, the universally accepted spelling was Aluminium from the early 1800's with the only exception being Websters who promulgated the earlier obsolete spelling, hence we are having this discussion 200 years later... It's interesting how the incorrect version crept back into popular usage, and instead of re-asserting the standard spelling, the American Chemical Society simply endorsed the incorrect popular version.

Clearly the American spelling ( and pronunciation) is wrong. End of story.. ( Why do I have the feeling it's not the end... )

Ray

PS Alumium, :wrong: No, I'm pleased he dropped that idea.
 
Over here it's commonly referred to as ''Ali'' or for the less technically challenged ;) ;- ''Dural''

Shove that in yer pipe n smoke it :D
 
I once light heartedly paraphrased the old Lancastrian saying- " You can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much ! " in a slightly heated conversation I had with a Canadian on this site. Mm, mistake's I have made No. 421. I think I nearly caused a diplomatic incident. What people on your side of the pond need to realise is that we Brit's carry our patriotism quite lightly. I live in a town of about 150,000 inhabitants and apart from the Town Hall ( which an absolutely fabulous piece of Victorian Gothic architecture by the way ) and the Police Station ( 1970's Brutalist architecture ) I wouldn't know where to go to see a Union Jack. The idea of a private individual flying the national flag outside his house would be seen by 99% of Brits as faintly ridiculous.

Regards Tyrone
 
Who else - besides my parents - puts an "r" in Chicago?

In deep south US, "shit" is a two syllable word: shee-it.

And if you want to hear English mangled by the English, watch "Coronation Street"...
 
What I dislike about England is just that - it's sad to see a great country disparaged by its own people, and handed over to the Muslims to boot. The English were ,at one time, the most bad-ass group of people on Earth and now they are focused on beer and 'futball'. Don't worry, though, someday your Muslims will own the country and will go to war with the Mexican who owns ours.
 
What I dislike about England is just that - it's sad to see a great country disparaged by its own people, and handed over to the Muslims to boot. The English were ,at one time, the most bad-ass group of people on Earth and now they are focused on beer and 'futball'. Don't worry, though, someday your Muslims will own the country and will go to war with the Mexican who owns ours.

It's not like that GregSY, when our back's to the wall we can be as patriotic as the best of them, otherwise it's our collective (some say twisted) sense of humour.

We have a saying over here ;- If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?

As far as Tyrones bit about the flag goes, - until recently it was a grey area of legality as to whom, where and when the Union Jack, or our separate national flags could be flown - all down the PC / home knitted yogurt / right on thinking pseudo intellectuals - who IMO are slowly having to learn a new language, like ''Bollocks'' ''GFY'' ''Piss off'' & of course ''Fuck off.''

You know what? - they're beginning to get the message.
 
Who else - besides my parents - puts an "r" in Chicago?

In deep south US, "shit" is a two syllable word: shee-it.

And if you want to hear English mangled by the English, watch "Coronation Street"...

You'd think my accent will be like the " Coronation St " accent. I live only 10 miles away from Manchester. It's not quite the same though. I know where I live so I don't need a flag to remind me I suppose. Regards Tyrone.
 
That is a Mancunian accent or dialect of the English language, much the same as comparing someone from New Orleans with Washington DC.

Coronation street as I remember is supposed to be in Salford a once industrial area of South Manchester, the accent developed by the actors is not quite as I remember it when growing up a few miles south of Salford.

Working class Mancunian (commonly referred to as "mancs" these days) accents pronounce chimney as "chimly" & aluminium as "alumiliam"

My American wife pronounces squirrel something like "squarel" which always makes me chuckle, despite best attempts to explain that it should sound more like "skwirrel" she simply can not pronounce it. When walking through our nearby park I alert her to a nearby squirrel saying "look over there, its one of those square tree rats" ;)

regards

Brian
 
What about the F in cod?

If I catch your drift, there's a joke here that matches this. We have supermarkets (uhh, big grocery stores) here that go by the name Safeway.
The question is, how to you fit an elephant into a Safeway grocery bag?

You take the S out of "Safe" and the F out of "way".
 
HOW MOSES GOT THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
HOW MOSES GOT THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

God went to the Arabs and said,
'I have Commandments for you that will make your lives better.'

The Arabs asked, 'What are Commandments?'
And the Lord said, 'They are rules for living.'

'Can you give us an example?'

'Thou shall not kill.'

'Not kill? We're not interested..'

So He went to the Blacks and said, 'I have Commandments.'

The Blacks wanted an example, and the Lord said,
'Honour thy Father and Mother.'

'Father? We don't know who our fathers are.
We're not interested.'

Then He went to the Mexicans and said,
'I have Commandments.'

The Mexicans also wanted an example, and the Lord said 'Thou shall not steal.'

'Not steal? We're not interested.'

Then He went to the French and said,
'I have Commandments.'

The French too wanted an example and the Lord said, 'Thou shall not
commit adultery.'

'Sacre bleu!!! Not commit adultery? We're not interested.'

Finally, He went to the Jews and said,
'I have Commandments..'

'Commandments?' They said, 'How much are they?'
'They're free.'

'We'll take 10.'


There, that should offend just about everybody

Oh bugger forgot the Germans!!!

:D
 
English Cod story:

Mr. Fish monger I would like to buy some fresh juicy just out of the water Cod.

Sorry Mam, we don't have any today.

Please, sir, I'm sure if you look in the back, I'm sure you will find some fresh, juicy, melt in your mouth, just recently caught cod, that you have somehow managed to have over looked.

The fish monger says, "Mam the only cod I have is the F'nCod."

The lady, a little put out, says: "Sir, There is no F in Cod!"

Thank you for pointing that out, but we do have an F in lieutenant.
 








 
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