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R. Padgett BS: 'Math' or 'Maths' (68* d) RE: BS: 'Math' or 'Maths' 24 Dec 05

Flippin 'eck!

I had not realised Aluminium was spelt Aluminum in US and thus explains the weird emphasis of the LU

In pronounciation I always believed that you started at the back and pronounced in full 'bits' syllables to the front ~ so the US pronunciation has always been odd in the UK

As regards 'Drawering' for drawing this is a Southern Uk thing

I studied accounting in the South and it annoyed me intensely when the Drawings became drawerings

I live in Yorkshire Northern England and we have much shorter 'a' and 'o' sounds and virtually non existant 'h' sounds

This is well known in the UK

so that 'tintintint'equals 'It is not in the tin' ~ probably worse than Spanish when spoken quickly!

There are many regional accents and speech pronunciations and great arguments will ensue if anyone particularly from the South dares to say that they speak the 'Queens English'

Be warned!

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