I Hope Nathaniel Webster is Turning in his Grave

A little known linguistic mangling:

Aluminium‘ was not how Humphrey Davy initially named the element. First he called it Alumium, then he called it ‘Aluminum‘. So, is Aluminium a case of reverse defrancophonificationism?


Defrancophonificationism is of course a francophonificated coinage itself. Rather like the Euro… ;^}