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#1 Guest_DiecastX_*

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:41 PM

Which of the two is the correct spelling.

As I often use the word when posting, Firefox recognizes as spelled incorrectly when spelled : diecast and spelled correctly when spelled: die cast

However, I prefer to spell it: diecast

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:49 PM

I'd say diecast...there's a lot of words Firefox doesn't recognize.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:50 PM

Yeah, it doesn't recognize : curious -v- curios :giggle

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:55 PM

I believe the proper spelling in the industry that casts dies & what not is "die cast".  But I always type "diecast".  :giggle
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:57 PM

Here's one for you... what was the proper spelling "aluminium" or "aluminum"?  For bonus marks, who can explain how the word "aluminum" came about? :wink
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:08 PM

I think 2 words are probably more correct but I prefer 1. :cheers

Same with "floodplain".
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:38 PM

I use diecast :cheers
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:33 AM

I use diecast.  

die cast creates too much hassel on search engines need to put " " around the words otherwise it search for die and cast separately. I've also seen it spelled as "die-cast" online.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:28 AM

There are many words that leave me in doubt, mainly because I'm not too familiar with the differences between American and British spelling - tyre vs tire, colour vs color, favorite vs favourite, etc., although I think that this diecast question is not an USA/GB case. As noted, I prefer the 'diecast' spelling.

StygianMax, on Nov 30 2006, 03:57 AM, said:

Here's one for you... what was the proper spelling "aluminium" or "aluminum"?  For bonus marks, who can explain how the word "aluminum" came about? :wink

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The word ('alumínio' in Portuguese) comes from the latin word 'alumen', the name of a substance used in cloth dying and in medicine (Luciano cal tell us more about this for sure). My humble feeling tells me that the correct spelling should be 'aluminium'.

I have another  :giggle  question - how comes that 'separate' is all together and 'all together' is separate?

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:47 AM

StygianMax, on Nov 30 2006, 02:57 AM, said:

Here's one for you... what was the proper spelling "aluminium" or "aluminum"?  For bonus marks, who can explain how the word "aluminum" came about? :wink

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I quote an American, who writes a column for Top Gear. "It is deemed [by Americans] to have an 'i' too many". So there you go - aluminium becomes aluminum.

Obviously I am going to say the proper spelling is with the additional 'i'. It is the Queen's english after all :giggle
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:37 AM

Diecast!
Die castxchange would be ridiculous :giggle
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Reason why 1:43 scale cars aren't that popular because most people including me(sorry it I offend) consider them toys and not Collectable model cars. .

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:22 AM

as per the Oxford and Collins dictionaries....Die Cast.
Although like most i prefer to spell and write it as one word. :cheers

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:34 AM

I see it this way. If I'm referring to the process, I say "the object is die cast", but if I'm referring to the product I say diecast.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:55 AM

DiecastX, on Nov 30 2006, 02:50 AM, said:

Yeah, it doesn't recognize : curious -v- curios :giggle

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It also doesn't recognize:  public -v- pubic    :dizzy

Although I am sure that the US Supreme Court can.    :confused

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:38 PM

Diecast! Die! :pianodance
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:58 AM

Just to put the proverbial 'cat amongst the pigeons'

Have a look at this

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1) - Cite This Source

die-cast /ˈdaɪˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/

–adjective

formed by die casting.
[Origin: 1905–10]

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die-cast

die-cast adj : formed by forcing molten metal into a die; "a die-cast seal"

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And this

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al·u·min·i·um /ˌælyəˈmɪniəm/

Pronunciation[al-yuh-min-ee-uhm]
=
–noun, adjective Chiefly British.

aluminum.


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a·lu·mi·num /əˈlumənəm/
[uh-loo-muh-nuhm]

–noun

1. Chemistry. a silver-white metallic element, light in weight, ductile, malleable, and not readily corroded or tarnished, occurring combined in nature in igneous rock, shale, clay, and most soil: used in alloys and for lightweight utensils, castings, airplane parts, etc. Abbreviation: alum.; Symbol: Al; atomic weight: 26.98; atomic number: 13; specific gravity: 2.70 at 20°C.

–adjective

2. of, pertaining to, or containing aluminum: an aluminum frying pan.
Also, especially British, /ˌælyəˈmɪnɪk/
Pronunciation[al-yuh-min-ik]

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American Heritage Dictionary

al·u·min·i·um   (āl'yə-mĭn'ē-əm)
    
n.   Chiefly British
Variant of aluminum.

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Main Entry: al·u·min·i·um
Pronunciation: "al-y&-'min-E-&m
Function: noun
chiefly British : ALUMINUM
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aluminium

n : a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite [syn: aluminum, Al, atomic number 13]
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aluminium

aluminium: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary
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aluminium [ӕljuˈminiəm] noun, adjective
(of) an element, a light, silver-coloured metal used in making saucepans etc
Example: pans made of aluminium; aluminium foil, rivet, tray



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Why do the British say colour, the Americans say color and the Canadians can't quite seem to make up their minds?

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Following the American War of Independence, people like John Witherspoon, president of what is now Princeton University and Noah Webster, the great American lexicographer promoted the Americanisation of the language.
Webster’s first dictionary contained an astounding 28,000 words. The author felt that there were altogether too many inconsistencies in Johnson’s dictionary. Words spelled -our such as ardour, interiour, dishonour, harbour, labour and odour contrast with words spelled –or such as rector, exterior, editor, pastor and parlour. Webster dispensed with these inconsistencies by changing most –our endings into the -or form. Ironically, the English have eliminated some of the u’s. They now spell interior without the u. “Can anyone think of other spelling changes brought about by Webster?” (Elicit the –er form rather than the -re form as in theater, center etc and the –e instead of the diphthongal form ae as in pedophile, encyclopedia etc…) “Canadian spelling is strongly influenced by the American spelling. While we are all taught to use centre and theatre there is a tendency towards using the American spelling. How do you spell colour, honour, centre, and theatre?

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:06 AM

kenrobinson6, on Dec 8 2006, 10:58 AM, said:

Following the American War of Independence, people like John Witherspoon, president of what is now Princeton University and Noah Webster, the great American lexicographer promoted the Americanisation of the language.
Webster’s first dictionary contained an astounding 28,000 words. The author felt that there were altogether too many inconsistencies in Johnson’s dictionary. Words spelled -our such as ardour, interiour, dishonour, harbour, labour and odour contrast with words spelled –or such as rector, exterior, editor, pastor and parlour. Webster dispensed with these inconsistencies by changing most –our endings into the -or form. Ironically, the English have eliminated some of the u’s. They now spell interior without the u. “Can anyone think of other spelling changes brought about by Webster?” (Elicit the –er form rather than the -re form as in theater, center etc and the –e instead of the diphthongal form ae as in pedophile, encyclopedia etc…) “Canadian spelling is strongly influenced by the American spelling. While we are all taught to use centre and theatre there is a tendency towards using the American spelling. How do you spell colour, honour, centre, and theatre?

I'm now going to lay down in a dark corner..... :dizzy

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Very interesting read Ken!  I spell it as "colour, odour, centre, theatre".  But words that you see ending in 'ise" like finalise, I spell as "finalize".  Call me messed up.  :giggle
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:26 PM

Die cast is correct but moreover most of them used to spell diecast only.....

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:51 PM

English is a really odd language with no rhyme or reason. It seems there are no rules to follow and if they say there is a rule, its usually followed by a whole bunch of exceptions. I live here. I saw the live performance. Only in context do you know how to pronounce the word live. Why isnt it spelled liv one way and live the other. If the plural of house is houses, why isnt the plural of mouse mouses? Why put silent letters in words? What purpose do they serve? I always spell night nite, light lite. Im at least following a rule that states the the first of two vowels separated by a consonant is short, otherwise the vowel is long. Simple silly things that must drive people who learn english as a second language nuts.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

View Postheenaveer, on 25 June 2014 - 11:26 PM, said:

Die cast is correct but moreover most of them used to spell diecast only.....
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:59 PM

View PostCraig, on 27 June 2014 - 02:51 PM, said:

View Postheenaveer, on 25 June 2014 - 11:26 PM, said:

Die cast is correct but moreover most of them used to spell diecast only.....
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:03 PM

Lol, it takes all sorts Eddy!! :wtff: :giggle:

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:36 AM

Yes it does take all kinds you guys. Its just a good thing no lives were lost in making a post and not paying any attention to the date this thing started. But for the record the English language is still as goofy today as it was in 2006.

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

This. Made me giggle. :giggle:

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

Ok guyz...Let awe clam down...:)

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