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by Colin Harry Jackson
Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

Erik, Thanks for that, I will need all the amunition I can get, every year My Wife and I stay on a trailer Park in Arizona for a month with elderly relatives, we spend a lot of time sitting around camp fires and discussing this and that with our American Neighbours, and the question of pronunciation...
by Colin Harry Jackson
Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

Wikipedia.org :- Curiously, the United States adopted the -ium for most of the 19th century with aluminium appearing in Webster's Dictionary of 1828. However in 1892 Charles Martin Hall used the -um spelling in an advertising handbill for his new efficient electrolytic method for the production of a...
by Colin Harry Jackson
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

andrew :

surely scots are people who are born in scotland, and the language they speak is English,apart from the very few who know some celtic
by Colin Harry Jackson
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

Cholmondeley (origin: Norman. Local) The place at the gorge or neck of the mountain; from Col, a strait or defile, and mond or mont, a hill. This name is pronounced Chumley. An English gentleman meeting the Earl of Cholmondeley one day coming out of his own house, and not being acquainted with him,...
by Colin Harry Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: using your loaf
Replies: 31
Views: 9983

using your loaf

oops : Sorry fellas, I thought I was being superior and finished up with egg on my Boat !
by Colin Harry Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

kag: LOL, I am off to AZ in March, so I will look out for the Hoi Polloi, which reservation are they on
by Colin Harry Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

kagriffy : Over here on this side of the pond it is always referred to Iraq, with a short i, as is Iran, Italy, immobile, injured, and dare I say it, indian, I have never heard an American refer to a Native American as an Eye-ndian
by Colin Harry Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

Yes, and another one is missil instead of missile
by Colin Harry Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: using your loaf
Replies: 31
Views: 9983

using your loaf

Any particular reason why you have ignored my post, or am I just being Psychotic
by Colin Harry Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Americanisms

Can anybody tell me why Americans pronounce IRAQ , Eye rack,

as they dont refer to Italy as Eye-taly
by Colin Harry Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: using your loaf
Replies: 31
Views: 9983

using your loaf

I think you may find that it is rhyming slang for Head,
Loaf of Bread - Head, so use your head, becomes use your loaf