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Contacting Jeopardy researchers

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by trifectarich, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    How do I do this? Last night, and a couple of weeks ago, they used "an historic" in clues when, as we all know by virtue of having memorized the AP Stylebook, it should be "a historic."

    They are so detail-oriented, I'm surprised no one's caught this.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Actually, I think that's grammatically correct. I know academics say it that way.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It is becoming very common, and it is not incorrect.
    However, since common American pronunciation sounds the 'h,' it is not preferred to use 'an.'
    But it is becoming so common, it might one day be the preferred use.
    This is one of those things that drives me nuts. Everyone understands the evolution of language, but this is one of those things that makes no sense. It has nothing to do with slang or logical evolution. It's pretentious and anachronistic.
    It's like the use of the spelling 'theatre.' It's supposed to add class or gravitas.
    Here's a hint: If the porno joint in town calls itself a 'theatre,' there's np class to be had in your obvious, pretentious English spelling.
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