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    Default Re: *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Both are correct! It's not just pronunciation, Americans actually spell it "aluminum". The metal itself was named and renamed a few times after it was discovered, which led to different scientists adopting different names
    Actually is aluminum the raw form of aluminium?

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    No, they're different names for the same thing

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Ahh, didn't know that. Also just noticed auto correct corrected my aluminium. Grrr!!!

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    Why won't BH let me view and edit my last post?

    Anyway, to put my money where my mouth is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium#Etymology
    http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/aluminium.htm

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    Default Re: *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    No, they're different names for the same thing
    Ohhh. Ok. I once heard something along those lines could be alumina that I was thinking of.

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefully Waiting View Post
    Im loving these... im laughing at some of them as they drive me crazy too.

    I thought of another one:

    When people say: Orff for OFF.

    GRRR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Why won't BH let me view and edit my last post?

    Anyway, to put my money where my mouth is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium#Etymology
    http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/aluminium.htm
    Very interesting to read. It was at one stage more expensive than gold.

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    Default Re: *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    I just remembered another one. MIL has always said "chip b-oo-tay" to rhyme with foot-tay. instead of chip butty; the hot chip sandwich with sauce. So now he thinks it is actually called a b-oo-tay. I think it was a bad attempt at a fancy accent at the time that stuck. Drives me nuts though.

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    can't stand it when DH is saying 'at all' ... but runs it altogether so it sounds like he's saying "a tall' ... drives me nutty.


 

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