RE: A User or An User?

Subject: RE: A User or An User?
From: Michael West <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:29:55 +1000

> > "An oo-sir"? Have your client present any support for that absurdity.
> Is
> > English your client's first language? How does your client pronounce
> > "user"?
> Has anyone ever heard a Brit refer to a "Nistory" book? Or a
> "n'istorical occasion"? Oi vey!

Yes, often -- and there is plenty of history supporting that usage.
What no one, I'd wager, has ever heard is "user" pronounced as "oozer" by
a native speaker.

Mike West


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