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    Severed Member JoeW's Avatar
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    It’s actually pronounced Wenz-day per Webster’s...duh

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    I love how the europeans pronounce aluminum aluminium. Sounds so much fancier and exotic.

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    I used to love TED Talks...from around 2006 when there was a documentary about them, I though they were a great way to share things from certain people in various fields to improve the world. Now I just read there's 25,000 so far.

    I think they've lowered their standards, which is why I haven't paid as much attention to them. I think they should have kept it to the more important topics, but that's just me. I realize TED didn't even start out as this kind of platform, but it emerged to be one.
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    Next you'll tell me you don't pronounce the first 'r' in February. *pshht*

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    I read that the differentiations between USA written English and written UK English came about when the first published English dictionary was written in the USA. Apparently they decided that the UK written English inserted too many unnecessary letters in order to over complicate words and make sentences appear more sophisticated. So they decided to eliminate the unnecessary letters when asking their dictionary. Hence tyre vs tire, colour vs color etc and so on.

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    My understanding was similar, except that it was done in an effort to differentiate America from England. Done out of a sense of nationalism rather than effeciency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Apparently they decided that the UK written English inserted too many unnecessary letters in order to over complicate words and make sentences appear more sophisticated.
    Somebody needs to do that with the French dictionary.

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    Yes exactly but I think they used the ruse of simplification.

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    I don't appreciate your ruse, ma'am.

    Your ruse. Your cunning attempt to trick me.

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    Just watched that again recently due to its appearance on Netflix. Awesome.

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