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Nucular vs. Nuclear

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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:50 AM
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TL;DR...

I'm assuming this subject makes you go nuclear?




posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:55 AM
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Its a new form of energy… its "New" and "Clear" as this glass of water.

Holds up glass of water for Senate Hearing in the 50's.

"Its Newclear power."



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:02 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Nucular is an American thing i am guessing , they also spell colour colar i believe , again who is right . But there is one word that really peeves me . It is not bloody alooooominnum , its al u minium . If Chadwickus was to throw his spear up north , guess what , it would bounce of iron ore or hit bauxite , we claim pronunciation rights .



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:03 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

Color....wrong of course but that's how they spell it lol
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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:08 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Look just because you Eurocentrics feel the need to throw "U"s into words that don't require them... don't hate!



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Coming from the country that says aloooominum . Or is it aluuuuuminum , i don't know any-more .



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

And add a U when not needed...ie. Nucular lol

What a silly word



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

We didn't want it to feel left out so we added it...she is such a lovely letter..U.
edit on 5-6-2015 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

Well it's most definitely not a-loom-men-ee-um.


It's ah-loom-en-um



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:22 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

You know... the whole nucular thing traces back to a George W speech. Seriously. I think it's a conspiracy. George W had a moment - and then the entire history of a word was altered, ala Orwell, just to cover how dumb George W is.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:25 AM
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Bush's usage may represent a calculated effort to appeal to populist sentiment


I always knew the man is the brightness mind in our generation and he just dumb it down for us to follow



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:29 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Turns out, people have written papers on old Georgey's use of the word nucular!


Nunberg argues that this pronunciation by weapons specialists and by politicians such as Bush – who are aware of the more accepted pronunciation – may be a "deliberate choice". He suggests that the reasons for this choice are to "assert authority" or to sound folksy.


Assert authority and sound folksy are at two ends of a scale to me... But I digress!

When we look at the etymology of the word nuclear, it makes a whole lotta sense!



Unless we are to believe that people spell nucleus nuculess lol


edit on 5/6/15 by Chadwickus because: Etymology not entomology



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Bush may have a nuculess




posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:33 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus




When we look at the entomology of the word nuclear


Ah ummm errr, why words are not insects

Etymology perhaps, I felt it was ironic in this topic



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

I blame auto correct!




edit on 5/6/15 by Chadwickus because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:44 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Should have blamed Bush. He's the lower hanging fruit.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Bush is my hero, a man that derps as much as I came to be president, twice?!?!

There is hope for me yet



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 07:50 AM
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'Cause God know it friggin' counts how you pronounce a particular word and who gets ego points for claiming one nation is completely stupid for not pronouncing it the same way. I say "can't" that rhymes with "paint" and if you don't....well, that just proves I'm better..
Yep. Real important stuff going on here.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: hutch622
English is such a terrible language linguistically really, like who the hell thought the word rendezvous should be spelt like that?? My local rubbish tip is on Rendezvous rd, so I spent a long time, into my early teens, saying it how it was spelt! What a newb


I suspect rendezvous may be a French word we just couldn't be bothered to translate.
That would certainly account for the awkwardness.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

It's en in envelope not ahn or on velope. When you snuggly surround something you ENvelope it. You don't ONvelope it.




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