Tungsten or wolfram?
Wikipedia says that "wolfram" is an old word, no longer in use. (Well, it says: Tungsten, formerly wolfram", but it's the same). Is it true?
BTW, what word do you use to call this metal?
I've only heard tungsten.
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"Tungsten" is the modern expression, "wolfram" is correct, but may seem old-fashioned, like using "computer programme".
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Thankyou Sander I would never say a thing like that.. and Im glad you believed me.
You should visite the other Antimoon forum.Its more active than this one and no impersonators.
Other Antimoon forum? Where? Do you have anyother places like this site..?
This is about English, not some strange, exotic tongues spoken in some strane, exotic far away places that are not a part of the British Isles.
Holland? By 2020, with sea levels rising due to global warming, all of that country will be underwater.
We can call it tungsten or wolfram. Just take your pick.
The word "tungsten" comes from the Swedish "tung sten" which means "heavy stone."
The word, "tungsten" denotes a substance of high density, and is derived from the Swedish language, "tung", meaning "heavy," and "sten", meaning "stone." The chemical symbol for tungsten is W, which stands for wolfram. The name came from medieval German smelters, who found that tin ores containing tungsten had a much lower yield. It was said that the tungsten devoured the tin "like a wolf". Pure tungsten metal was first isolated by two Spanish chemists, the de Elhujar brothers in 1723.
Do you really really REALLY think that telling things others have said before copy pasting articles and making it seem they're your own MAKES YOU SEEM SMART!