It annoys the crap out of me! Its aluminium! Not aluminum
So, British English and American English diverged a long, long time ago...there ain't no going back ;)
I have some friends here from South Africa and Ireland...and have hung out more lately with various accents on English than I can recall doing in a long, long time.
It's tough, but you get used to it. I just hope my kids proper American spelling isn't ruined by their British spelling based curriculum (duck).
Aluminium is the British way of spelling it (and how we oft spell it here in Canada as well)...it's pronounced as it's spelled - al-oo-min-ee-um.
Aluminum is the American way and pronounced al-oo-mun-um.
Here's the kicker....the word aluminum was the original form of the word and was amended later on to aluminium by the British...so...who's right here? lol
but but its a letter and you're justing missing it out and not pronouncing it! The z thing i can understand even if i dont like it, it does make more sense phonetically (the z thing, not the i thing), however its less refined and awesome
Because it's spelled "aluminum" over here. See:
Same with you using "realise" where we would use realize. It's a colloquial thing, not our blind ignorance I swear :)
I never knew that... and I always thought when people typed 'realise' they just didn't know how to spell it. lol.. I say ''Aluminum''... :)
beause we doubt pronounce that i, atleast from what i know we dont say ALUMENIUM we say ALUMENUM
"Aluminium (or aluminum; )" according to wikipedia it can be spelled both ways .
does no one know the answer to this? Anyone? Seriously, its driving me insane
why do they not pronouce the h in herbs ?
not judging or anything.. BUT WHY?
British english is awesome!
Snap, I'm American...