Talk:List of chemical elements naming controversies

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I do not know how to edit. But the stuff there about how Niobium is still called Columbium is bullshit! The reference is from 1914!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 187.18.162.155 (talk) 20:29, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

You're right, I've removed it. 86.164.111.103 (talk) 19:16, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

minor naming/spelling issues[edit]

I am wondering whether there should be an entry in this article about sulfur/sulphur, aluminium/aluminium, and caesium/cesium? I think that IUPAC tried to be prescriptive on these around 1970, but backed down a decade or two later and allowed minor transAtlantic variations of this sort. Am I right? Can anyone provide references? would an entry about this issue on this page be appropriate? --58.179.129.242 (talk) 02:37, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Grammar of page title[edit]

Nouns used attributively are not pluralised (e.g. "border patrol", not "borders patrol", even if the patrol in question patrols more than one border). The one exception is "women" as in "women athletes", but that is simply a mistake (from the close similarity in sound of the singular and plural) that has become so widespread as to be the usual form. Consequently, this page's title should use the singular. 2.25.142.23 (talk) 00:54, 3 October 2012 (UTC)