Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Steve686, Sep 11, 2014.
Ok. I'm good now.
The pot will wear off soon.
You're wrong, he is right. It's aluminium.
Sounds better than alooominum.
Jony is British.
British English dictates that the material is called 'aluminium', not 'aluminum'.
Should Jony just ditch his own language to suit your preference?
And it doesn't have anything to do with "forms" of English. It is "latin'd" for the periodic table to most of the world.
I love these sort of responses
Anyone else take Latin here??
Why don't Americans use Titanum instead of Titanium or Cadmum instead of Cadmium?
What was so special about Aluminium that meant you had to spell it wrong?
I grew up using the periodic table and Al was -um, not -ium.
The British have just woken up and we're pissed
Your avatar perfectly illustrates my reaction to OP and this thread...
Sorry. I was bored and seemed like fun. I was watching "JoHnny" speak about the new design and....
It was aluminium on the one I used.
And the one Wikipedia uses.
I didn't have Wiki. I used Encyclopdia....Brittanica. OMG. Ancient history.
I know what it is now, but it was adapted, not instituted initially.
Totally hear Steve Irwin EVERY time I hear -ium.
He pronounces it the way British people do and you'd expect that considering where he is from. When he is speaking publicly he is not just addressing the American market, so falsities like changing the way words are pronounced is not expected.
And I totally get it now. That is, why you guys are posting new stuff all the time at like 3am, 4am, US Eastern time.
You're in England?
Correct spelling and pronunciation is Aluminium
Sir Humphry made a bit of a mess of naming this new element, at first spelling it alumium (this was in 1807) then changing it to aluminum, and finally settling on aluminium in 1812. His classically educated scientific colleagues preferred aluminium right from the start, because it had more of a classical ring, and chimed harmoniously with many other elements whose names ended in ium, like potassium, sodium, and magnesium, all of which had been named by Davy.
LOL it dosen't matter too me.
How are things working out over there in the Colonies?
Honestly, will this now segue into the whole math/maths thing?
Ok. That's fair. But can you please use 'TO' and not 'TOO' ???
Even ignoring the fact he is British, he is technically correct.
It actually has everything to do with English, given that is where Jony lived and learned.
Moreover, the Latin is Alumen. I don't see how you think the Americanisation of aluminium is more faithful to that, not that it's relevant actually.
What is relevant is that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry describes the element as aluminium, and that really is the end of the discussion.
Are you ok with Two and not 2?
Why do they have to mess everything up?