[sarcastic]Oh dear. Another American embarrassing himself. You do know that your little island is surrounded by oceans, and beyond the horizon the world is not flat. And about 6000 miles to your East is this little island called Great Britain. Several hundred years ago they made up this funny language called English... Aluminium is one of the words that they made up to describe a silver coloured metal, it even made it on to the periodic table, and most every other country in the world adopted the same word, except the Asmericans who bastardised it in to Aluminum.
Oh... and the metric system is pretty funny too. It was designed mostly by those weird Frenchies to make things easy for everyone (except Asmericans). Like the freezing point of water is 0 oC, and the boiling point is 100 oC. 1 Litre of water = 1000mL, 1000cc = 1 Litre. er... 1cc =1mL? Guess what, 1 Litre of water weighs 1Kg and will fill vessel that is 10cm x 10cm x 10cm (1000cc)[/sarcastic]
I like this. Please post more often Nick !