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GUEST,DrWord BS: usage: 'an honest' v 'a honest' (40) RE: BS: usage: 'an honest' v 'a honest' 12 Mar 16

No, not in standard [canadian] English, though many speakers of our dialect have French as their mother tongue. So JHW's quotation might have come out of the mouth of one-time prime minister Jean Chrétien. Næthelesse, hit was 'ilarious to 'ear out newest PM [like Chretien, fluently bilingual, but without accent in either language] swearing allegiance to Liz "and her hairs" …
re: a/an history ~ seems there's some grammar crosses the pond and some don't. I say "a history book", but I'd say "an historical …" Steve: hwæt do you say?
threaddrift ~ don't get me started on the "wh" pronunciations …
Eric Blair's final line in his style guide, after some half-dozen brilliant rules, is "Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous." Back to the banjo ~
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