nuclear : Common Errors in English

About nuclear

This isn’t a writing problem, but a pronunciation error. PresidentEisenhower used to consistently insert a “U” sound between the first andsecond syllables, leading many journalists to imitate him and say”nuk-yuh-lar” instead of the correct “nuk-lee-ar.” The confusion extendsalso to “nucleus.” Many people can’t even hear the mistake when theymake it, and only scientists and a few others will catch themispronunciation; but you lose credibility if you are an anti-nuclearprotester who doesn’t know how to pronounce “nuclear.” Here’s one way toremember: we need a new, clear understanding of the issues; let’s stopsaying “Nuke you!”

nuclear Meaning(s)

  • (a) (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
  • (a) of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
  • (a) of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
  • (s) constituting or like a nucleus

nuclear in News

  1. Nuclear Power Is So 20th Century

    Nuclear power seems cheap, but if you count the embedded costs of dealing with the fuel, does it make sense as an option for a clean future? When I was born, in the 1950s, nuclear power was said to be “too cheap to meter.” Although few and far between, disasters at Fukushima and Chernobyl have laid waste to that claim and, for that matter, entire cities. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, herself ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Environmental, Anti-Nuclear Groups Urge Sandoval To Turn Away Uranium Waste

    WASHINGTON - Anti-nuclear and environmental activists are urging Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to turn away shipments of potent uranium waste planned for burial in a government-managed desert landfill. "For Nevada to accept this waste and allow it to be disposed
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Nuclear Power, Part 2: Nukenomics

    There's no denying that safety and effectiveness are both critical concerns when it comes to nuclear power, and that's just as true for investors in the technology as it is for those who rely on the energy it generates. Still to be determined is whether small modular reactor designs are feasible as a free-market business proposition without current levels of government-backed investment.
    on June 14, 2013 Source:

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