Why do our European frens pronounce the word Aluminum all effed up?

Discussion in 'General' started by Metalhead, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    They pronounce it....


    Erryone knows it's pronounced.....


    It's perplexing.
  2. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

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  3. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

    Probably because they don't want to say "loo" unless they have to.
  4. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

  5. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

  6. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    Don't be a cigarette.
  7. StanTheMan

    StanTheMan Well-Known Member

  8. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    I saw that.
  9. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    Yes you're right.
  10. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    you're a big zed
  11. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    so, why isn't it Titanum then ???????
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  12. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Why? Because they're not 'merican and are upset they aren't so they need to try to make up shit to try and prove to themselves that they don't want to be and aren't upset they aren't.

    Bunch of meat boilers, snail eaters and soccer floppers.
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  13. nk140

    nk140 Well-Known Member

    You guys do realize Al is spelled two ways the correct way(US) and the wrong way (world)
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  14. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    That's my whole point. Where does the extra 'i' come in? It don't make no damn sense.
  15. guzziguy

    guzziguy Well-Known Member

    It started as aluminum and then the global government decided that it should be aluminium to be in line with metals like strontium chromium titanium and even americium (yes named after your favorite country) but America, in true form, said up yours so here we are, it is the simple things that give us pleasure!
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  16. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    God damn, there's nothing you people don't know. Thanks. :D
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  17. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    "In 1808, Sir Humphry Davy identified the existence of the metal in alum, which he at first named "alumium" and later "aluminum." Davy proposed the name aluminum when referring to the element in his 1812 book Elements of Chemical Philosophy, despite his previous use of "alumium." The official name "aluminium" was adopted to conform with the -ium names of most other elements. The 1828 Webster's Dictionary used the "aluminum" spelling, which it maintained in later editions. In 1925, the American Chemical Society (ACS) decided to go from aluminium back to the original aluminum, putting the United States in the "aluminum" group. In recent years, the IUPAC had identified "aluminium" as the proper spelling, but it didn't catch on in North America, since the ACS used aluminum. The IUPAC periodic table presently lists both spellings and says both words are perfectly acceptable. "
  18. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Im suspect of anyone who uses the Al-um-in-ium pronunciation as they are obviously some type of wierdo, foreign, commie sympathizer. Unless they're Australian. Aussies rock and dont put up with that commie $hit and are OK in my book.

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  19. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    I'd rather be labelled one of those than an Australian.
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  20. Ducti89

    Ducti89 Ticketing Melka’s dirtbike.....

    Listen how they pronounce “controversy”

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