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Shyam Mani wrote:
> This is correct.
Will you people stop arguing about correctness? Any question of correctness
can be decided once and for all wherever it can apply, such as in
arithmetic. Since any attempt to define correct English is doomed to failure
(witness this silly thread), it is daft to keep on trying. Try for idiomatic
usage instead, then you can acknowledge the unavoidable regional and
national differences that we see and hear daily.
> It is "an" FAQ not a FAQ. The letter F sounds like eff when you say it
No it doesn't, unless it's alone. You wouldn't want me to say "an fantasy",
would you? FAQ is an acronym, i.e. a word just as valid as fantasy. Soon, I
predict, it won't even be spelt with capitals. Bend with the wind.
> and not fe fu fo... A, B, C.... F that's the sound you say F A Q with
It might be if anyone ever said F A Q.
...so it is an FAQ.
Not in any rational lexicon.
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