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Originally posted by eightfold
It's definitely aluminium. You pronounce it likes it's spelt surely? There's no "oo" in there, only a u.edit on 25/11/11 by eightfold because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DrunkenDonuts
Don't worry, even us Americans have lesser forms of English than standard American English. For example, for 49 of the states in the USA, "Missouri" is known as "Missouri". However, in Missouri, the people pronounce it "Missoura". We can't even get our own bad Engrish right.
Originally posted by Tindalos2013
Originally posted by Chamberf=6
I never understood why the British pronounce "aluminum" as "aluminium".
There is no second "i" in the word...
edit on 11/25/2011 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)
You are mistaken as there is a 2nd "i" in the spelling of aluminium.
English was correct and proper, and I had teachers asking me if I was from "back East?" I'd never been out of Missouri for more than a week in my entire life, LOL!
..... so here it is for your pleasure and derision, which one likely depends on what part of the world your from. It made me laugh in any case.
PS Any correction of my inevitably ropey grasp of my own language will be met with derision, ignorance and pointing out that I am in fact Scottish. I'm entitled to use and abuse the language in the same way the Americans do.
....likely depends on what part of the world your from.
Americans, sort it out. At very least put the U back in colour? Please?
Originally posted by scotsdavy1
as my sig says
Wee sleekit cowrin timrous beastie O what a panics in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty Wi bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an chase thee Wi murdering pattle.
scots english lol
Originally posted by kellerphoenix
I could care less what the Queen or any of the English think, so hold down the fort until I return.