RE: A User or An User?

Subject: RE: A User or An User?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "Will Husa" <Will -dot- Husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 16:03:28 -0400

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> Subject: RE: A User or An User?
> > From: McLauchlan, Kevin
> > 'Is Nibbs sat in 'is 'istory class, 'e did... 'istorically
> > speakin', at
> > least, that was 'er story.
> I think the "th" is silent, too.

Good catch (probably the "t" in least, as well), but I was running out
of single-quote characters. Fortunately, I've now found found a refill.

Inasmuch as (yet notwithstanding that) this is all in fun, I've also
heard plenty of Brits with rather plummy upper-uppity accents speak of
'istory and 'erbs... including some respected 'istorians on BBC.

(And Outlook/Word's spell-checker tried to correct "plummy" with
"plumy", just now.)

So, the question is, if one is writing for a British audience, which way
do the articles swing? And what about the other (non-American)
Englishes? Australian? New Zealand? Indian?



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