Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 19:05 UTC
Features, Office Since everybody in the technology world is apparently having a vacation, and nobody told me about it, we're kind of low on news. As such, this seems like the perfect opportunity to gripe about something I've always wanted to gripe about: a number of common mistakes in English writing in the comments section. I'll also throw in some tidbits about my native language, Dutch, so you can compare and contrast between the two.
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flotsam
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2006-01-04

It depends on whether the initial "h" is voiced or not.

With "hono(u)rable", you don't pronounce the "h", so "an" is appropriate.

With "historical", you do pronounce the "h", so you say "a historical". Unless you're in the habit of dropping your "H"s, Eliza Doolittle style, of course.

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