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User avatar #4 - mymiddleleg (05/08/2013) [-]
Americans speak a bastardized version of English
#131 to #4 - mymiddleleg (05/09/2013) [-]
A lot of Butt hurt Americans on here
A lot of Butt hurt Americans on here
User avatar #38 to #4 - drainbramage (05/09/2013) [-]
I don't know why he's being thumbed down, he's right. It doesn't necessarily mean that Americans are wrong, but they have a different dialect and miss out letters in words (like the "u" in "colour", so Americans do indeed speak a bastardized version of the English language, but it doesn't make Americans wrong.
#41 to #38 - trickytrickster (05/09/2013) [-]
Because he called it a bastardization. It's just a different dialect. Half the stuff we say now a days was named post 1776, and so our languages evolved differently ie cell phone, chips, hood, elevator, trunk.
#17 to #4 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/09/2013) [-]
Found the britfag
#9 to #4 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/09/2013) [-]
The one thing that bothers me about England english is that Hello is said as "ello" so much of the time. Don't know why but I can't stand it.
#45 to #9 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/09/2013) [-]
depends on what part of England really
#10 to #9 - muffinssnuffims (05/09/2013) [-]
And a decent portion of them also really overpronounce the H in other places.



Hwat are they thinking? Hwen will we all learn to just come together and agree on how it should be said?
#36 to #10 - srslyjakecease (05/09/2013) [-]
Do we even need to bring up "aluminium" instead of "aluminum"?  Where the 						****					 does that i come from?
Do we even need to bring up "aluminium" instead of "aluminum"? Where the **** does that i come from?
User avatar #51 to #36 - aerius (05/09/2013) [-]
Gee, I don't know, perhaps the fact that 'ium' is a standard morpheme for elements? You don't call helium 'helum' or titanium 'titanum' do you?
#210 to #51 - srslyjakecease (05/09/2013) [-]
Fair point, however the man who discovered the substance named it Aluminum:  elemental naming conventions are not set in stone, so he named it aluminum, not aluminium.     
Your sarcasm was unnecessary by the way.  It takes something that could have otherwise been a contribution to a fairly friendly argument, and makes it outright insulting. I don't appreciate it.
Fair point, however the man who discovered the substance named it Aluminum: elemental naming conventions are not set in stone, so he named it aluminum, not aluminium.
Your sarcasm was unnecessary by the way. It takes something that could have otherwise been a contribution to a fairly friendly argument, and makes it outright insulting. I don't appreciate it.
User avatar #225 to #210 - aerius (05/09/2013) [-]
Actually it was originally called 'Alumine' in 1761 by Guyton De Morveau, then Humphry Davy renamed it Alumen, then changed to Aluminum, but then changed his mind again and renamed it Aluminium so as to conform with the existing periodic table names. That name stuck for everyone, including America, until the 19th century, when one ******* guy called Charles Martin Hall changed/misspelled the name on a flier advertising his newly patented electrolytic process for producing the metal. Said patent even calls it Aluminium, but he let the name stick and his total market domination meant that America was conned into saying it his way.

tl;dr: One guy changed the spelling for America by cornering the market on Aluminium.
#228 to #225 - srslyjakecease (05/10/2013) [-]
Today i have learned things. Thank you my good man. enjoy your day.
#48 to #36 - itsbendingtime (05/09/2013) [-]
IUPAC says it's Aluminium, bitch.
#206 to #48 - srslyjakecease (05/09/2013) [-]
Thank you for this enlightenment, even though it was a little overly hostile.  I shall go on calling it Aluminum anyways, as my fellow Americans do.
Thank you for this enlightenment, even though it was a little overly hostile. I shall go on calling it Aluminum anyways, as my fellow Americans do.
#30 to #10 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/09/2013) [-]
its clear you dont live in england!!
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