>the general American accent is closer to the English spoken during colonization than how the Brits speak today
>tfw you have General American and will be respected around the countey no matter where you go
>americans speak an outdated accent that went out of fashion decades ago
>brits think they're allowed to say that people aren't speaking english properly
>His country went non-rhotic for no reason other than """"""sytle""""""
>mfw this is true
>mfw aluminum was actually the original name but Brits literally changed it to aluminium because it "sounded more classical"
I hate this meme
and "queen's english is the only correct english" while the thought's on my mind
I don't know about your accent, but it seems that middle and lower class Americans sure have a better grasp of the language itself than Brits of the same.
>"'Ullo love! Fancy a bitta ve old slap n' tickuwe!? Me fuckin' knob ain't been polished since Devereux won fuckin' Edgehill it 'asn't!" - Oliver Cromwell
I have left my state I haven't gone to the south or Great Plains. I've been to the west coast twice, the Midwest a few times, Florida several times, and all over the Northeast hundreds of times. Its hard to not leave your state at some point even if you wanted to.
I seriously doubt this
It is not impossible that modern american has gone through some changes as well
There is no such thing as an accent that has remain unchanged for hundreds of years
Whatever they spoke back then it is not like anything we have now
aluminum (n.) Look up aluminum at Dictionary.com1812, coined by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), from alumina, name given 18c. to aluminum oxide, from Latin alumen "alum" (see alum). Davy originally called it alumium (1808), then amended this to aluminum, which remains the U.S. word, but British editors in 1812 further amended it to aluminium, the modern preferred British form, to better harmonize with other metallic element names (sodium, potassium, etc.).
>But the same year, an anonymous contributor to the Quarterly Review, a British political-literary journal, in a review of Davy's book, objected to aluminum and proposed the name aluminium, "for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound."
it was discovered by a british scientist who called it aluminum. brit newspaper changed it to sound more fancy, and it caught on in the uk.
>mfw I have a thick, rural Minnesooootan accent
>mfw everyone, even foreigners, know where I am from within seconds
>mfw I just sound uneducated
Now I'm not as sure. If we're going to be properly traditionalist about it, shouldn't we be calling it alumium, or do you suppose aluminum is acceptable since that was the discoverer's choice?
Also I didn't know that the "ium" suffix was to harmonize it with other elements and I do like uniformity. So now I'm less sure than when we began.