Originally Posted by banjo1985
This comes from a country that spells colour and aluminium wrong, and replaces all s's with z's! I think I'll stick with the British way, what with being English and all
*clearing throat* Ahem... (Insert Bardic Knowledge Check here)
1812, coined by Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), from L. 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 element names (sodium, potassium, etc.).
"Aluminium, for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound." -"Quarterly Review," 1812
Seems to me it was just a matter of wanting to sound grandiose, neh?
As far as Jaws is concerned, I suspect a rather nifty Familiar-Delivered Touch Attack spell might be in the works. At least, that is what I would do...