Re: Question for the All Knowing

Subject: Re: Question for the All Knowing
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 10:54:49 -0500

Jay Mead wrote:
> "a history" and "an historical [event, e.g.]" per an interesting
> ("an hinteresting"?) article on the back page of the Atlantic a couple of
> months back--the difference being the stress on the first or second
> syllable. The Atlantic article pointed out that "an history" is used, but
> only by the most pretentious among us...

Well, if there was ever an arbiter of pretentiousness...

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