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One more word occurred to me - Honour! Cheers And BTW for the Americans in this group, Honour is spelt with a U. It is not Honor! And it is certainly not Alooooooominum" it is AlumiminIUm, pronounced "alumi NI YUM" Cheers
OK, I am just back from the bar and I am not exactly sober but I shall attempt:HonestHourShit, I cannot think of any more right now, give me a few hours! On the other hand maybe these are the only words that have a silent H at the beginning!And BTW, when you're spelling orally, the letter H is pronounced "aitch" and not "hetch"Cheers
Yes, I am talking about RP English Cheers
No, the misunderstanding was mine! You were just being laconic Thanks again! Cheers
I just go by the pronunciation. That's how I was taught in India (a former British colony if you remember )BTW, (sorry to keep correcting you) "Hysterical" - the H is pronounced. It is "Hysterical", not Ysterical", therefore preceded by "a", not "an".Cheers*Edited to correct typos*
Am a fan of Eddie Izzard Cheers
Midwinter, I don't think it has anything to do with the accented syllable. It only has to do with whether the H is pronounced or not. Therefore it is only logical that "Hopeless" should be preceded by "a". Likewise with "Uniform" and "Umbrella". Both begin with a U but the pronunciation of "uniform" sounds like it begins with a Y and therefore is preceded by "a" rather than "an" whereas "umbrella" needs an "an". Cheers
Err... The H is pronounced in British English. Therefore the correct way to say it is "a historic", not "an historic".Also, the word "herb", Americans for some reason pronunce it "erb". The British say "Herb".*Edited to add: Therefore Americans might say "Parsley is an erb" while the English would say "Parsley is a herb".Cheers
Thanks Schmoopy, but my iPod did not come with a power cord, only a USB cable. Cheers
Hi, My iTunes is on my MacBook, but for work I use a windows laptop. I travel a lot on work ad cannot be bothered to carry two laptops, so I only carry my work laptop (Windows). My Windows laptop does not have iTunes or music. All that is on my MacBook at home. Stupid question: Can I plug my iPod into my Windows laptop to charge it without losing any music? Cheers
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