“A historic…” or “An historic…”?
- an heinous crime
- an hideous monstrosity
- an hallucination
This always looks wrong to me. I would expect it in spoken English, if the speakers accent suppresses the aspiration of the h. However some people use an even when they aspirate the h. Worse still some people write it as above.
I hear this with reasonable regularity from government / official figures
What is your opinion?