But since I need to write - here's a little brain sludge.
I was thinking last night about how we say "An" before a word that begins with a vowel. It makes good sense. "A apple", for example - just sounds silly. And then, there's "An historic event". What? Why do we do that? Since when does the letter "H" get to be a part of this vowel business?
As I drifted further into slumber, and my thoughts got arguably sillier and sounding more blog worthy, I thought of the early settlers of our country. No doubt those people who made up some of these rules. I got to wondering if they didn't have British accents.
Maybe Hello - that was pronounced, "ello". Chucking "An" before an "H" makes perfect sense when you never pronounce that "H", ya know? "An istoric event" lets say. And, lets say it with a bit of English flair, if you please.