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Re: spelling goofs on Audi's web pages

At 6:40 PM -0500 on 1/15/98, Ian J Haseltine wrote:

> Disclaimer : The following remarks are intended to be light-hearted. :-)
oh, indeed.  I was(and still am) poking fun at those across the pond.  Hey,
anyone that calls a flashlight a torch has _got_ to be wierd   *-<:-)

> Strange, my dictionary defines Aluminum as a 'chiefly U.S.' variant of
> Aluminium.
Interesting.  I guess one way to settle it would be to compare other elements;
are the first ones that come to mind; all end in "ium"

weird.  On top of that, considering the British were doing scientific stuff
before the term "American" existed, the spelling Aluminium probably existed
first.  Interesting.  But, on the other hand, Aluminium just sounds weird,
Aluminum doesn't.  Eh.  Whatever :)  Eh, so I dug myself into a hole and
misproved myself.  Ain't progress wonderful?

> >Weird that they would do such a thing, since
> >a)most people don't spell it that way(except for the British, sorry guys)
> >b)people quicker-to-judge will think Audi misspelled it, ie, bad company
> image.

> >My Cu.
> No, no, its Al for aluminium, Cu is copper....
my two cents.
Last time I checked, all pennies are made out of Cu :)

Hmm, I hope the power doesn't go out, or I just might have to dig out that
torch :)


Brett Dikeman
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