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I think "an historian" used to be regarded as correct, also "an hotel" but both seem to have fallen out of common use.
Having been reading Simon Heffer's book ^Strictly English^ he says that it's unnecessary to drop the 'h' and therefore it should be "a historian", not "an 'istorian"
Hmm, yes. It just seems to be one of those old-fashioned convention things. I never really understood why those words and not others though...
I always say "a". We aspirate all those words in English, so I have never understood why some people want to say "an" as if we didn't.
I always say an, but I'm becoming increasingly paranoid that it might be one of those <whispers> 'Middle Class' things I read about on MN like saying Pardon...Help?
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