Odds and Ends
21 8, 8:53pm
It was originally called "Alumium", but people asked for the name to be changed to something more latin. So, the inventor first changed it to "Aluminum". It was later changed again to "Aluminium". America decided to go with the first correction, while Europe chose to accept the second.
Besides, what is wrong with Aluminum? Platinum, Lanthanum, and Molybdenum already exist, and you guys aren't fighting to shove an "ium" on those. And, you aren't calling for adding "ium" to Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, et al.