Monday, December 1, 2008

A not AN

UGH! Do you want to know what has bugged me the most about this election? All (and I mean, ALL) of the broadcasters saying "an historic event" or "an historic election."

Did they skip their grammar lessons at broadcasters school?? It just keeps bugging me. I know that we use "an" before "honest" because the "h" in honest is not pronounced. That makes sense because then it sounds like a vowel starts the word. But it is NOT proper to say "an historic."

Katie, Barbara, Charlie, Diane, Robin, Chris, etc. STOP sounding stupid. A historic event!

Thank you.

8 comments:

Aubrey said...

LOL
I haven't noticed this before but I bet now that you have mentioned it...

EmmaP said...

ok - this BUGS ME TOO!!! And why is it that the same people who pronounce Houston as Youston say the "h" in Herbs & spices??? yes. I've noticed. Yes. It's bugged me. [deep cleansing breath] Ahh... Glad I'm not the only one who noticed. :)

Straight to Your Hart said...

LOL...AMEN!!

Rachel C. said...

I totally agree with you! I think that it used to be a rule to put an before an "h" word. But that was an old rule!

Erin said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that gets annoyed by that. =) Came from SITS...

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my god, never realized that. That would have bugged me to death!

I always get after my mom because she can't pronounce her H's correctly. She NEVER pronounces them at all. She says uge instead of huge and uman instead of human.


Drives me C R A Z Y !!!

Rhea said...

You tell them! lol

Steph said...

It bothers me sooo much too! Yuk!

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