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"a historic" or "an historic"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by buckweaver, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    We've chosen sides, passed out weapons, here in our newsroom tonight. Whose side are you on?
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    An historic.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    A historic. Only use an before vowel sounds. You pronounce the h in historic, hence "a historic."
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Hey Good Doc, is it "a titty sprinkling motherfucker" or "an titty sprinkling motherfucker?"

    can you help me out with that? Thanks! :D :D
  7. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I've always been squarely in the "a" camp. There is a consonant sound there, however slight it is.

    My opinion was steeled years ago when Time magazine had Geraldine Ferraro on the cover after she became Mondale's running mate. The cover blurb was "A Historic Choice" and a couple weeks later had an article about how so many readers were saying they made a mistake, but the magazine held its ground.
  8. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    It's not is-tor-ek, there's definitely an "H" sound to start.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    A historic.... always
  10. jlee

    jlee Active Member

  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I would say 'a', and I would pronounce it as in 'hay', and not as in 'cat'.
  12. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    An happy day?
    An hysterectomy?
    An hypocrite?
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