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

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

  1. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    i had my german intern order 12.5mm aluminium at McMaster just earlier...


    took him half an hour to figure out that i want 1/2" luminm.
  2. guzziguy

    guzziguy Well-Known Member

    pre-qualified as a beeb citizen:D
  3. Woofentino Pugr

    Woofentino Pugr Phoenix 4/03 to 5/30/12

  4. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    Australians are the Aluminiums of the Austrians
  5. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Why do you hear motorcycle folks copy the Brits and call it a ZedX-10 all the time.....think you're being cool or something, hmmm?
  6. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    Funny related story....

    At the Mugello MotoGP earlier this year I was sitting on a hillside and 2 drunk Aussies walk up to me and start chatting me up (guy and his GF). They said they knew I was a Yank because my teeth were too white. They insisted that I say "aluminum" like 20 times while they rolled around on the ground belly laughing at me.
  7. lee955i

    lee955i The Traveling Gnome

    Why? Same reason we like to throw in extra "U" s in stuff (colour, armour, etc. ) It's to be all like sophisticated and shit...:D
  8. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    You should have chilled their beer for laughs.
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  9. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that would really have pissed them off.
  10. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    The Queen's English is the product of a more elegant age. Plus, chicks dig it.
  11. L8RSK8R

    L8RSK8R Well-Known Member

    I use the ya'lls pronunciation now. Been here 30 years.
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  12. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    Y’all’s ;)
  13. james weaver

    james weaver Well-Known Member

    its all yalls
  14. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    "Where you at?"
  15. t11ravis

    t11ravis huge carbon footprint

    Totally agree. Makes it easy to weed them out.
  16. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    If I don't use the term "holler" instead of "hollow" when describing a valley, no one here understands what I'm talking about. Aluminium on the other hand they understand, weird.
  17. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

    It comes from the same place the "u" comes from in colour.
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  18. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    I like that word. I like to pronounce it like it's spelt. Like...coal hour. It makes me laugh. I say kuh nife too.
  19. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    Do you pronounce the "b" in dumb ass? Just asking.
  20. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

    Some of them even get Mamola to sound wrong.
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