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Date: 2004-08-07 (21:31)
From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: [Caml-list] "a 'a list" or "an 'a list"

>From one of the many pendants-R-us discussion forums I'm on, this question 
came up: which is grammatically correct: "a 'a list", or "an 'a list", 
when discussing Ocaml types in english?  Is there a standard (de-facto or 
de-jure) or just whatever sounds right to the ear of the writter?

To the french reading this discussion: please remember that English as a 
language not only borrows words from other languages, it often lures 
unsuspecting languages down dark alleys, hits them over the head with a 
lead pipe, and rifles through their pockets for loose grammar.

"Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive,
difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of
mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it."
                                - Gene Spafford 

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