I just saw this commerical on tv to promote recycling of Aluminum, however the girl pronounced it Aluminium, where did the extra i come from?
Having been Australian educated, even I used to pronounce Aluminium (I blame my primary school teachers and tv for that), isnt it funny how Australians say so many words incorrectly.
The American version is correct. I checked on wikipedia and found it funny that aluminium is so common these days they had both versions.
Another one which makes me cringe is people from Melbourne saying that they come from Malbourne or Melbin.
Feel free to add to my list of words or shortened versions of the word that make you cringe:
Brisbin for Brisbane
chori for choreography
chrissy for Christmas
pressy for present
tomato/potato (cmon australia your confusing our kids)
Any word with 'el' where people from the south (VIC/TAS) pronounce it as 'al'
i.e talavision, talaphone, alaphant, alsewhere, alagant, etc
PS. Just because something is more common in the location where you live, it doesnt make it correct.
Have fun coming up with words.