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From: Shyam Mani <fox2mike@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: cvs commit: quick-samba-howto.xml
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 09:51:57 +0530
Curtis Napier wrote:

> 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. :-)

Ummm, we pronounce it af eff a que. Not Fak. It is an acronym and eff a
que is how you say it :) So, he's right and it is an FAQ.

> http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/#36

And from the above site...

According to The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style, "The
indefinite article a is used before words beginning with a consonant
sound, including /y/ and /w/ sounds. The other form, an, is used before
words beginning with a vowel sound. Hence, a European country, a Ouija
board, a uniform, an FBI agent...

We say Eff Bee Eye agent, not Fubby agent or EffBee or EffBye, right? So
it's Eff A Que :) not fack or you know where I'm going :p

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