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Hello , grammar police....


Hello , grammar police....

If we can post about ' , then I want one of my ? answered. Why do announcers always say that it was " an " historic achievement etc. I thought the rule was if a word starts with a consonant its a , and if it starts with a vowel sound it's an. Example , I live in a house that's an hour from here , not an house , a hour. Any english majors out there ?

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Not claiming to be grammar police, but it's the sound, not the letter. A House. An (h)Our. Some people say Historic and some say (h)Istoric.

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Who the heck says Istoric ?

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Maybe Brits? Like ... "top 'o the mornin' to ya, laddie. Bit of an istoric occasion, i'n' it? Blimey, I'm so 'appy, I could 'ave an 'elpin 'eap o' 'alibut!"

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From the wonderful world of the internet.


It used to be that an initial "h" was not pronounced in many such words, which is how "an historic" and "an historical" came to be used in the first place. Both words are now, however, typically pronounced with an audible h

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bloody hell

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*ell

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So do Canadiens say an oser, or a hoser...

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I think that be “Ya Hoser!”

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I asked two guys drinking beer in the parking lot and all I could get out of them was goo loo koo koo goo loo koo koo , goo loo koo koo goo loo koo koo and some nonsense about back bacon ? Then they told me to take off ? Take off what.