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… ;^}

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