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BandsOfCyttorak t1_jegeosh wrote

Because he used an correctly lol?


oasis9dev t1_jegfrax wrote

you do realise it's not incorrect to use "a historian" if you pronounce the h, like pretty much everyone in my country does? it sounds weird if you force an on a consonant and also if you force a on a vowel. it depends how you pronounce the word.

see also: sauce. turns out americans tend not to understand where "give me the sauce" comes from. it comes from the fact that many people pronounce "sauce" as "source". there's no difference between the two. seeing memes about how sauce and horse can't rhyme makes no sense to me or anyone around me. nobody here says "soss", bc then you can't say "what's the sauce?"


Furthur_slimeking t1_jegmakw wrote

In RP English it used to be viewed as "correct" to say "an historian", even though the "h" was always sounded. It's not the case anymore, but you'd hear newsreaders using that style up until late 90s/early 2000s.