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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy View Post
    You know I was just joshing with you right?! :-)
    Haha yes I assumed so :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
    I use grey for animal fur (horses, bunnies, cats) and gray for cloth.


    Grey for Tea.
    Hmm... I've never thought of it that way. I've seen it spelled both way for last names. I just usually go with Grey by default
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    I thought 'grey' because I am a Brit, and "gray" because y'all like your spellings simplified a bit. Like when you miss out half the vowels in aluminium.

    You know I was just joshing with you right?! :-)


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    We only miss one vowel in aluminium, the second i is not pronounced by Americans. We do emphasis the different consonants so it sounds different. Having read history in England ages ago, I fully accept that we Americans don't speak proper English. And you are right, we do like our spellings simplified. I got away with murder over there because some of my typos were seen as American spellings and not just bad typing!
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    I pronounce aluminium "tin foil". Less syllables.

    If I'm feeling really fancy I might pronounce it "Reynold's Wrap", but that's only for special occasions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACMEeventing View Post
    I pronounce aluminium "tin foil". Less syllables.

    If I'm feeling really fancy I might pronounce it "Reynold's Wrap", but that's only for special occasions.
    Or really fancy....Alien Deterrent....


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    Quote Originally Posted by ACMEeventing View Post
    I pronounce aluminium "tin foil". Less syllables.

    If I'm feeling really fancy I might pronounce it "Reynold's Wrap", but that's only for special occasions.
    made me giggle, I mainly call it tin foil too! Aluminium is a tongue twister in a way :P
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    [QUOTE=J-Lu;6963334]
    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
    . I thought whoever the girl with the light gray coat looked super.QUOTE]

    Kristen Schmolze. I agree, she looked stunning in the light grey coat and super white whites with her horse wearing a matching grey ear bonnet.
    Yeah, even I want a grey coat now. Gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACMEeventing View Post
    I pronounce aluminium "tin foil". Less syllables..
    The Brits added an extra syllable on top of that, Ah-loo-min-ee-um. Two peoples separated by a common language.



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    Quote Originally Posted by riderboy View Post
    The Brits added an extra syllable on top of that, Ah-loo-min-ee-um. Two peoples separated by a common language.
    No, the americans removed it.



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