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onlooker
14 Mar 19 20:44
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Good job he is not a journalist.

Should be ...

AN historic (No AL) day
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Report mouse muldoon March 14, 2019 9:02 PM GMT
Will go down in the anals.
Report penzance March 14, 2019 9:06 PM GMT
he'll be right tomorrow.
Report tons of sobs March 14, 2019 9:15 PM GMT
HyStericAL.
Report tons of sobs March 14, 2019 9:16 PM GMT
Laugh
Report onlooker March 14, 2019 9:31 PM GMT
Indeed - thought of that connection, myself, too. Happy
Report dave1357 March 14, 2019 10:28 PM GMT
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/a-historic-event-or-an-historic-event

Today, though, these three words are generally pronounced with a spoken ‘h’ at the beginning and so it’s now more logical to refer to ‘a hotel’, ‘a historic event’, or ‘a horrific accident’.
Report ghh March 14, 2019 10:35 PM GMT
Possibly the doziest fence sitters of them all

Wouldn't have a view on whether today was Thursday
Report onlooker March 15, 2019 1:50 AM GMT
Sadly - Yes - dave1357.

Along with the modernist TAWT who decided, a few years ago,  that we should use/say - 'IS' - instead of - 'ARE' - as in ...

Major Airline operators  around the world 'IS' grounding all their Boeing 737 Max fleets.

- and - The England Cricket team 'IS' 80 runs short of avoiding the follow-on.

Should I really need to explain?
Report mouse muldoon March 15, 2019 1:53 AM GMT
Is it Woolworth's is or Woolworth's are?
Report onlooker March 15, 2019 2:10 AM GMT
'Are'  in my book ... as in - 'Woolworths are offering half-price ....'

No such company as - Woolworth('s) - with an apostrophes 's' ...

although they were, originally, named F W Woolworth Company  ... in which case - an apostrophe 'S' could, justifiably, have been be used - dependent upon the context on the statement.
Report mouse muldoon March 15, 2019 2:14 AM GMT
The apostrophe's are clearly erroneous, but has to be Woolworths IS according to johngrace/mfraudy who has few other pleasures in life that correct grammar and congratulatory notices for St Hugh, St Tom etc.
Report mouse muldoon March 15, 2019 2:14 AM GMT
*than correct grammar
Report onlooker March 15, 2019 2:26 AM GMT
^  "according to johngrace/mfraudy"
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Another good reason, therefore, to take the opposite opinion. Grin
Report dave1357 March 15, 2019 9:02 AM GMT
onlooker • March 15, 2019 1:50 AM GMT

Major Airline operators  around the world 'IS' grounding all their Boeing 737 Max fleets.

I haven't ever heard anyone saying that.

I have heard people pronouncing "historic" as "istoric", but I never have and therefore have always said "a historic".
Report mouse muldoon March 15, 2019 9:04 AM GMT
Good morning gentlemen, welcome to another historic day.
Report mouse muldoon March 15, 2019 9:05 AM GMT
Hysterical as well, for ITV viewers.
Report One Nation March 15, 2019 9:09 AM GMT
Maybe it was one of those godawful 'theme' nights at Southwell? They have a medieval day at Wetherby, that would fit the presenter's description.
Report mouse muldoon March 15, 2019 9:12 AM GMT
The theme was more looking to the future with the inception of the floodlights, albeit lacking in pomp or ceremony.
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