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Re: A linguistic question: a/an fo:block

Subject: Re: A linguistic question: a/an fo:block
From: Peter Gerstbach <peter.gerstbach@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 16:51:19 +0200
pronouncing acronyms

thanks for your explanation!

JBryant@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Personally, I am accustomed to sounding out acronyms, because so many of them cannot be pronounced as words. Consider XML, XSLT, HTML, and so on. So, my answer to your question would be "an fo:block".

Ack. So, in reverse, I think another reason for not pronouncing acronyms as words is to evade this inconsistency with a/an. :)


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