Re: an harmless adornment

Subject: Re: an harmless adornment
From: "Robert E. Allen" <re_allen -at- PNL -dot- GOV>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 23:49:12 GMT

In article <3f6dqk$1j0v -at- bubba -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu>, LITTLE_TOM_H -at- ofvax -dot- lanl -dot- gov
says:

>> "Yet many speakers and writers today prefer the sound of *an*
>> before historic,'"


>Harmless, that is, unless it makes your readers see you as a pompous, ignorant
>snob with pretensions of aristocracy. Which is a possibility.


If you read the phrase "an harmless adornment" alound, you shouldn't
pronounce the "h," That makes it sound like you're describing the
Venus de Milo.


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