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Date: 04/09/13 03:02 PM

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    peppyprep Female 13-17
    476 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    Link: English Vs English Vs English - I`ve seen a lot of that `ultra English` right here on I-A-B.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    I had a Chemistry teacher in high school who pronounced the word aluminum AL-YOU-MINI-UM and it used to drive me f*cking crazy!
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    one47master Male 18-29
    40 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    @whodat6484

    So he pronounced it correctly. Awesome.
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    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    @whodat6484
    but he was probably right as the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially standardised on "aluminium" in 1990
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    Canadian English:

    Humour, eh?
    `luminum, eh?
    Butt, eh?
    Driving
    Y`all
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Pfff...english and americans that fight about how to pronounce the word aluminium. The elements have latin names,both your pronounce are shat.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    We made up our own American patois via the transitive power of South Park- "WE DO WHAT WE WANT!!" XD

    But really we could be at this all day, a Boot is something you wear on your foot in bad weather, not someplace in the back of your car, and so on and so forth.

    I wonder why Canada and Australia never get singled out like this, you know?
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    Using american pronunciations of certain words is one of my favorite ways to piss of an english person. Right after calling football soccer and refusing to differentiate between the british isles.

    @piperfawn
    I think it`s hilarious that you wrote that in broken english. (intentional or not)
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    @one47master - Nope, sorry mate, in this country it`s not pronounced that way, therefore he pronounced it incorrectly.

    Aluminum (American)

    Aluminium (British)
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    Did you know "aluminum" was the original name? The discover named it to match up with elements like platinum and molybdenum. It was an English publisher (if I recall) who changed the name to one he simply liked better.
    Just thot I`d throw that in.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm
    So essentially the Brits allowed the Daily Mail to change the name from Aluminum to Aluminium, and laugh at anyone who calls it by the name the man who discovered it called it.

    (they also did this with Soccer, and tidbits and act like everyone else is a moron when they were the ones who changed the words)
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 1:52 am
    AL-YOU-MINI-UM
    yup thats right
    boot is the back of the car
    tidbits was titbits
    the US thought it was naughty
    so tidbits came about
    doesnt bother me such
    love the different names for stuff
    faucet - tap
    where the feck did faucet come from??
    cell phone - mobile
    footpath - side walk
    it goes on
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 1:55 am
    We in the UK just call it ally now a days
    I know, machine 3 ton a night of it
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1847 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 5:33 am
    Funny soccer was 1890`s British slang for "football" and we Americans catch crap for using it. Oh well.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 9:20 am
    UK - Pavement.
    USA - Sidewalk.
    UK - Boot.
    USA - Trunk
    UK - Invade.
    USA - Liberate.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:21 am
    Anyone that calls a windshield a windscreen should not be taken seriously.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:44 am
    @ferdyfred

    "tidbits was titbits
    the US thought it was naughty
    so tidbits came about"

    No, this is another classic case of the British changing the usage and then trying to make others look stupid because they don`t realize they were the ones who changed it.

    The Oxford English Dictionary gives a first cite for "tidbit" as 1640; first for "titbit" was 1694. It`s etymology section indicates that "tidbit" was in use first. "Tid" seems to have meant "delicate." Most likely "titbit" was created by folk etymology, changing "tid" to the more familiar "tit," meaning "small."

    The source of the quotes are all British, so the idea of Americans changing it for prudish reasons is just ignorance.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:57 am
    I am from Minnesota and I was amazed that our next-door neighbors in Wisconsin call a drinking fountain a "bubbler". Made me uncomfortable at my job interview, amongst other uncomfortable things.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    Who`s on tenderhooks?
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 1:49 am
    MrPeabody
    wrong
    steven fry commented on this in his QI show
    and he is always right !!!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 1:51 am
    So wheres faucet come from then??
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 7:51 am
    In Canada we call it Timbit

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