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In my youth I saw vulcanology used to describe the study of volcanoes, but lately that spelling isn't recognized as proper. Do others use the "u" spelling, or am I the last one?
 
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You're the last of a dying breed.


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I've not seen the "u," Geoff. It reminds me of Vulcans.
 
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It reminds me of Vulcans.
Is a vulcan a container made of heat-treated rubber?
 
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The Star Trek references win out for me.
 
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In my youth I saw vulcanology used to describe the study of volcanoes, but lately that spelling isn't recognized as proper. Do others use the "u" spelling, or am I the last one?
How else could it possibly be spelled?
I’m with you, Geoff.
 
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Whew! I'm pleased to know I'm not totally alone in this! Thanks, Shu!
 
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Vulcan (later vulcano) is an obsolete word for volcano (OED Online, attested from c1400), apparently named after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and metalworking. The first known use of volcano was 1665 (M-W). Volcanology came out much later (attested from 1800) and vulcanology later still (attested from 1859). You’ll still see words like vulcano, vulcanic, and volcanology. Try not to let it upset you.
 
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Try not to let it upset you.


It is interesting how words and use of language can be upsetting, isn't it? I have a friend who always says "amendable" for "amenable," and it just grates on me.

What are some of yours?
 
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I'm grateful when the sewer has a grate over it and I don't fall in.
 
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Apparently there's alanguage crisis
in Quebec.


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IMHO, "courriel" is a lot prettier than "email."

It's good to know that in Quebec, at least, there's something to cause outrage besides groping and nuclear war.
 
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