Smile for Christmas.

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Fri Dec 17 12:11:37 EST 2021

Pretty much OT, but Davy was a really interesting man: look him up in Wikipedia. Before I read that article, all I knew about him was the clerihew:

Sir Humphry Davy
Abominated gravy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered Sodium

Compliments of the season to all.


> On 17 Dec 2021, at 06:14, Pi Digital via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> I will donate "aluminium" for them. I don't know where they got that.
> Sir Humphry Davy, the same one responsible for the confusion in the term/name. So, the same place as our American cousins. 
>> Oh, and don't forget Wales. They only have one sorta vowel, "y", and they make do with random consonants when they run short.
> They use a, e, o, u and I. W and Y are also considered vowels. They don’t use K, Q, V or Z  Double L, D, F as well as ch, ph, rh, th and ng all make consonant sounds. 29 ‘letters’ in total with 7 vowels. 
> But I get that you were only jesting ;)
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