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    Huh, apparently I'm not the only one who noticed that Firefox's spell checker changes Neandertal to Neanderthal. Pyro left his, while I let the spell check "fix" it for me....
    Typical slippery-slope domesticated primate behavior, relegating decisions to "trusted" machinery. lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Huh, apparently I'm not the only one who noticed that Firefox's spell checker changes Neandertal to Neanderthal. Pyro left his, while I let the spell check "fix" it for me....
    Technically both spellings are accepted, I just prefer the traditional spelling. My spell checker tags it as wrong without the "h", I just ignore it LOL
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

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    If it is done within our lifespan, I'd like to know which human Pryo would choose to go in the common jar with the Neandertal, and which he thinks would be devoured...
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    I just remember being corrected on it in school ("No H!") but being the trusting of machinery type, I thought maybe I was remembering being corrected, incorrectly? lol!

    I checked now and Wikipedia doesn't register the H on auto-suggest when you start typing the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    If it is done within our lifespan, I'd like to know which human Pryo would choose to go in the common jar with the Neandertal, and which he thinks would be devoured...
    No, you really don't want to know who I would put in the jar. But I'd bet on the Neandertal winning

    @ Swords, most of the US press (and I am assuming that is why Wiki is hitting it this way) use the "H" because the US was brought up pronouncing it with the "th" sound. Most of Europe goes with the "original" German name for the valley
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

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    It is pronounced that way by most everyone, even myself if I don't catch myself (or have it underlined by spell check if I do happen to spell it "right").
    Sometimes I like to imagine the nervous ticks that teacher must have gone through over his career being so authoritarian about that H! lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    It is pronounced that way by most everyone, even myself if I don't catch myself
    Yeah very few people pronounce it the German way (I am not a phonetic typist but think: Nan-der-tal). My wife mocks me for pronouncing it that way. Story of our society, we pronounce it how we want never mind if it is right or wrong. Do not even get me started on how most of the population of Colorado (read "Californian transplants") pronounce the name of the town Buena Vista...
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

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    I feel ya. I live in small town in MN (say "ya you know" with your nose squeezed shut to aproximate the Fargo dialect) and I work late nights in a building full of assorted immigrants who only speak an english word here or there seemingly by accident, lol!

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