Re: Another load of typos
On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 10:59:34AM +0000, Will Newton wrote:
> On Thursday 17 March 2005 03:16, Florian Zumbiehl wrote:
> > ... and probably not for (that is, not unless you tell me otherwise):
> > > HPGL
> > > HTML
> > > HTTPS
> Traditionally I think these would use "an". Even if you pronounce "h" as
> "haich" rather than "aich" as another poster pointed out, many words
> beginning with "h" such as "historic" or "horrendous" require "an" in formal
> writing e.g. "an historic achievement".
(This might be a topic without a possible conclusion!)
Funny, but although I'd say "an HTML file" or "an HTTPS url" or
similar, I'd say "a history achievement".
But then we say aich not haich here.
An FAQ, too (not a fack).
An SQL server, not "a sequel server" (my pet hate).
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>