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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2016, 21:19 »
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yes, i noticed that too; the ppl from the States (*US that is).. say aluminum and not aluminIUM
and would of  ..and not would HAVE , and wa*er instead of WAT-TER *water.

I will take some exception to that. The "English" wa*er and would of you're quoting is only heard among a certain kind of "ppl" in the US. Generally not well educated. Please don't assume every American says wa*er and would of

As for "aluminum," yep, you're right. Most of us say it that way, including me. Adding an extra syllable to emphasize the *i* in "ium" at the end sounds British to me.

But remember, many of us Americans also pronounce the name "American" as "Amur'can," so we're equal-opportunity language slobs.


« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2016, 00:07 »
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And we've had at least one President pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular" - drove me crazy (along with almost everything else that one did!)

« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2016, 00:14 »
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And we've had at least one President pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular" - drove me crazy (along with almost everything else that one did!)

Ditto here!   :'(

« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2016, 02:52 »
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yes, i noticed that too; the ppl from the States (*US that is).. say aluminum and not aluminIUM
and would of  ..and not would HAVE , and wa*er instead of WAT-TER *water.

I will take some exception to that. The "English" wa*er and would of you're quoting is only heard among a certain kind of "ppl" in the US. Generally not well educated. Please don't assume every American says wa*er and would of

As for "aluminum," yep, you're right. Most of us say it that way, including me. Adding an extra syllable to emphasize the *i* in "ium" at the end sounds British to me.

But remember, many of us Americans also pronounce the name "American" as "Amur'can," so we're equal-opportunity language slobs.

Let's not forget that a certain kind of Brits say wa*er, too. Just that it sounds more like woah*ah.

Chichikov

« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2016, 02:58 »
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I always wonder why non-US people pluralize "stock" and "microstock".
I always wonder why US people think to be truth bearers

Shelma1

« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2016, 04:49 »
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Ha ha. I had an Australian friend yell at me that the last letter of the alphabet is "ZED," not "ZEE!" He was really pissed about it. "Pissed" being American for "angry."

« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2016, 08:32 »
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Ha ha. I had an Australian friend yell at me that the last letter of the alphabet is "ZED," not "ZEE!" He was really pissed about it. "Pissed" being American for "angry."


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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2016, 10:18 »
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Ha ha. I had an Australian friend yell at me that the last letter of the alphabet is "ZED," not "ZEE!" He was really pissed about it. "Pissed" being American for "angry."
You have to admit, Zed is a much cooler word to say than Zee....   For example, the coolness of driving an old Zed-28 vs a Zee-28. 

« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2016, 14:00 »
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Most Canadians also pronounce 'z' as 'zed' but many of us are comfortable using either pronunciation because of the strong influence of our American neighbors. Still, there are a lot of snobs who insist on correcting us when we say 'zee'.

I was taught in school (grade 4 or so in the 1950's) that the contraction for 'would have' is 'would've'. Unfortunately it sounds very much like 'would of' and since our school systems now feel it is more important to teach gender identity in that grade, our current students miss out on learning English so they didn't learn the difference.

This also explains why so few people - including most teachers - know the difference between arithmetic and mathematics.

« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2016, 14:05 »
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Ha ha. I had an Australian friend yell at me that the last letter of the alphabet is "ZED," not "ZEE!" He was really pissed about it. "Pissed" being American for "angry."



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Haitch?  "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead." Butch



http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele013.html

ah-LOO-men-em just like it's spelled.

Now somebody explain why mathematics is maths and not math? What's the importance?

ShadySue

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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2016, 14:09 »
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But remember, many of us Americans also pronounce the name "American" as "Amur'can," so we're equal-opportunity language slobs.

Let's not forget that a certain kind of Brits say wa*er, too. Just that it sounds more like woah*ah.
The glottal stop is an integral part of the Glasgow accent, sounding like waw-uh NOT wawuh, but to me the generic American pronunciation is wadda(r). It's just a accent, nothing to lose sleep over.

« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2016, 14:46 »
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WOW! Never thought there were so many specialists in linguistics working as stock photographers!  ::)   ;D

« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2016, 15:28 »
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And we've had at least one President pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular" - drove me crazy (along with almost everything else that one did!)

unfortunately that is slowly becoming acceptable

then there's the lbj 'tarred merkins'

off-offtopic -i'm retired but spend time on ms, and selling on amazon/ebay - the latter are more hassle & less fun but generate about equivalent income

« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2016, 15:43 »
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I must excape from reading this thread, as I have a sangwidge and an expresso waiting.  ;D

« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2016, 15:57 »
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I've got a degree in linguistics :) and I want stock or stocks to become my full-time income ;D  say in a year ::)


« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2016, 17:35 »
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I think that's going to be my goal from now on. Drive posts off topic. We've already covered every microstock topic at least a dozen times to the point where the off topic responses are more interesting.

Sounds like someone already has their new years resolutions in place.

« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2016, 17:41 »
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and don't forget mow-tan ... Mountain


« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2016, 17:55 »
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and of course some places in the US we like to move letters around for the fun of it, such as.... "I have an idear for a ca". Translation: "I have an idea for a car"   :)

« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2016, 18:17 »
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And we've had at least one President pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular" - drove me crazy (along with almost everything else that one did!)

Same president who used to say "terr" instead of "terror"?

« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2016, 18:20 »
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I am a full-time stock photographer. Although I have a degree in physics and math...s? :)
Actually quit a well-paid job to do this full-time.

« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2016, 18:43 »
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And we've had at least one President pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular" - drove me crazy (along with almost everything else that one did!)

Same president who used to say "terr" instead of "terror"?

Yep. That's him.

« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2016, 19:25 »
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And we've had at least one President pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular" - drove me crazy (along with almost everything else that one did!)

Same president who used to say "terr" instead of "terror"?

Yep. That's him.
https://youtu.be/hORaebYWDwk

:)

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« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2016, 23:55 »
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And we've had at least one President pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular" - drove me crazy (along with almost everything else that one did!)

Same president who used to say "terr" instead of "terror"?

Yep. That's him.
https://youtu.be/hORaebYWDwk

:)

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That's a good one, and so is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6tunbRcs8

« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2016, 02:11 »
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Sorry to drive off your very funny and noble language dispute... I'm a journalist.
If you like music, maybe you'll like to read to some of what I write: http://issuu.com/qdmonf/docs/traks_002_single_page

« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2016, 03:06 »
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Well I do admit I love the direction this topic is going in. :D

Still I do not agree that every topic has been covered so there's no need for discussion. Even if it was there are new people, and things change blah blah. ;) (Also I'm quite ingenious on asking things I really really need to know, when I do have much more important are painfully boring things to do. )


 

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