Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oh, How Language Changes

Modern Mechanix blog has a wonderful article from the Nov 1934 Popular Science on Playing with Matches and Lighting Gasoline on Fire.

Embeded in the article is this sidebar:

Popular Science reported a poll (circa 1934, I would assume) whereby they discovered that the word iodine is pronounced "i-o-DEEN", chloride is pronounced "KLOR-id" and oxide is pronounced "OX-id."

Funny how things change.

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