Tuesday, March 03, 2009
So just before I turn in, I got to pondering a couple of linguistic conundra:
1. Is 'politics' singular or plural?
2. If one uses the initials for a thing, such as ATM or LCD, and one is referring to only one of said initialized thingy, does the choice of 'a' or 'an' depend on the consonant or vowel in the initialization, i.e. 'an ATM', or on the actual first word, i.e. 'a LCD' since the first word is really 'Liquid'?
Ok, now you won't be able to sleep either. You're welcome.