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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:21 pm 
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our colonial cousins "juzdontspeeekrite"
also remember guns,bling and bitches are not any of the 4 elements
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How to cause a fight with transatlantic cousins...

Visit the pub, after several glasses of falling over juice politely ask how life is in the former colonies these days.
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watch it - the americans here will be extremely dischuffed!


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orange71 wrote:
watch it - the americans here will be extremely dischuffed!

doubt if they'll know that one
more likley "averse to your negativity " or summat :lol:


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Aluminium is the IUPAC spelling and therefore the international standard. Aluminium was also the accepted spelling in the U.S.A. until 1925


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Aluminium is the IUPAC spelling and therefore the international standard. Aluminium was also the accepted spelling in the U.S.A. until 1925


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Whats your reference, because its wrong, or at least off the track.

Humphry Davy (the discoverer of Aluminium) first called it Alumium when he isolated it in 1808. Four years later, for whatever reason (no-one knows) he changed his mind and changed the name to Aluminum. Americans happily adopted the new name, but the British disliked it, pointing out that it disrupted the '-ium' pattern established by sodium, calcium and strontium so they added the vowel.

So, Aluminium may have been the accepted spelling in 1925, but the person that discovered the metal called it Aluminum and this was the actual name, certainly in the States, for some few years before 1925.

If I'd have known that someone was going to 'google-check' my post, I'd have written the longer explanation in the first place :wink:


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I believe the correct term is alloy.


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stevet1 wrote:
I believe the correct term is alloy.


Oh lets not start this one again.......


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stevet1 wrote:
I believe the correct term is alloy.


:?

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Oh lets not start this one again.......


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