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From: Curtis Napier <curtis119@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: cvs commit: quick-samba-howto.xml
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 21:07:37 -0400
Łukasz Damentko wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Oct 2005 01:44:54 +0200
> Ioannis Aslanidis <deathwing00@g.o> wrote:
> 
> 
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>>Alin Dobre wrote:
>>
>>>the last time this was discussed via irc, ciaranm (who is a native en_GB
>>>speaker) said that the correct form is: "an FAQ", the explanation being
>>>that FAQ it's spelled: ef a q, so it phonetically begins with a vocal,
>>>so it should be prefixed with 'an'.
> 
> 
> blackace and AllanonJL (both native speakers as well) say it's "a FAQ"
> not "an FAQ", so we have 2:1 for now...
> 
> with regards,
> Łukasz Damentko


Yes indeed, ciaran is correct. You go by the "sound" not by the 
spelling. That's why we say "an honor" instead of "a honor" (the h is 
silent). But in the case of FAQ he is incorrect because it's pronounced 
fa-ack not ef-ack. Silly en_GB speakers. :-)

For reference see here:
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/a.html#a

or here:
http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/#36
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