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limeyferg: aluminum... somehow becomes Al- u-min-i-umThe -ium is how us Brits say it. I think Bill Bryson researched it and said the original element was named as -"aluminum: and that's how the US says it and spells it. For some reason the brits decided that it sounded better if you add the -ium and made it aluminium. I guess they look at other "um" elements such as "calcium" and decided to keep to that format. potato - potato, tomato - tomato.
SultanofSchwing: limeyferg: aluminum... somehow becomes Al- u-min-i-umThe -ium is how us Brits say it. I think Bill Bryson researched it and said the original element was named as -"aluminum: and that's how the US says it and spells it. For some reason the brits decided that it sounded better if you add the -ium and made it aluminium. I guess they look at other "um" elements such as "calcium" and decided to keep to that format. potato - potato, tomato - tomato.Sir Humphry named it Aluminium after it's its discovery in 1812. Wasn't until later when American publications dropped the "ium" in favor of "um."
puckrock2000: netcentric: "If you're using words like "snuck," "brang," or "irregardless," (no, none of those are real words)... "Wtf ? That's unpossible.H'aint ?Well, according to the Random House Dictionary, "First recorded in writing toward the end of the 19th century in the United States, snuck has become in recent decades a standard variant past tense and past participle of the verb sneak".So if people have been using it that way for over a century, then yes, it's a real word.
pute kisses like a man: FirstNationalBastard: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Excape has always driven me crazy/expecially when it's some TV news talking head doing itSomeone needs to ax them what their problem is.you know what's funny about ask? in middle english it was aks. thus, the historically accurate pronunciation is aks. you just have some group of people who decided to bastardize the language because they wanted it to sound less germanic.
FrancoFile: Strik3r: NUCLEARIncorrect pronunciation: nuke - you - lerrCorrect pronunciation: new - clee - errI'm going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke. All right, so, despite the fact that it's 2008, this is a word with which we're somehow still struggling. Like most of the words on this list, "nuclear" is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq... oh, dammit.^^^^ THISThere's an obvious explanation for this."nuke" is shorthand for "cook in the microwave". Everyone says "nuke" a dozen times a week. Then they try to transition back to the root word, and can't shove the 'l' into that first syllable."nuke" - "ular" is like jocular, ocular, popular, etc.
Sofa King Smart: the thing that toasts my giblets is the past tense of 'to see'...I don't know how or why but the word 'seen' gets used a lot in my part of the country and it's like nails on a chalkboard to me.. ex: I seen where Joe went an got him a new truck. Hey, I seen your sister down at the girlie club last weekend...
Walker: OFTENIncorrect pronunciation: off - tenCorrect pronunciation: off - en Oh, I'm not going along with this one. I see a "T" so I'm pronouncing it.If you say it "Off-en" THEN you sound like you are from Alabama."Hey ya'll, I offen go huntin with my ma and Pa"
DaddyRat: Bless your hearts.
Rapmaster2000: The connection has timed outAlabamians say the darndest things.
Rapmaster2000: I'll wait until I hear "yinz goin' dahntahn to da Jine Iggle?"
GanjSmokr: I want to pronounce forte (strong point) properly ("fort"), but then people don't know what the hell I'm saying so I end up just pronouncing it incorrectly (like the musical term - "fort-ay").
Incredulous: Ahem. The contracted form of you all is spelt y'all. It would not surprise me to find that most Alabamians know how to spell that.
DrPainMD: dramatools: Alabama has plenty of people intelligent enough to pronounce words correctly. They just don't get elected to public office.No matter where you're from, you speak like those around you. Intelligence, or lack thereof, has nothing to do with it.
crawdadhead: Urine idiot eejit!
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Excape has always driven me crazy/expecially when it's some TV news talking head doing it
rugman11: Site is farked for me, but did they get "li-berry?" As a librarian that one always pisses me off, especially when said by other "li-berrians."And do we have official word on the pronunciation of "important?" When I was living in Alabama, it was often pronounced "im-POR-tin," without the final "t". I, on the other hand, pronounce it "im-POR-nt," pronouncing the final "t" but with a glottal stop in place of the first "t".
namegoeshere: Crayfish, crawfish, crawdads, craydads, craydiddies, little tiny fresh water lobsters...
vudukungfu: OK OK OKPRIMER Magazine.Is it pronouncedPRIM-MERorPRIME-ER?
I want your skull: namegoeshere: Crayfish, crawfish, crawdads, craydads, craydiddies, little tiny fresh water lobsters...Mud bugs.
rugman11: Incredulous: Ahem. The contracted form of you all is spelt y'all. It would not surprise me to find that most Alabamians know how to spell that.FTFYAnd yes, they would, as do Alabamian immigrants.
fruitloop: Any word that ends with an "-oh" sound turns into ending with an "-er" sound: window, fellow, tomato, pillow, hollow.
pute kisses like a man: in middle english it was aks. thus, the historically accurate pronunciation is aks.
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