Education: Report Card

In debating the merits of a bill concerning the rights and liabilities of hotel proprietors, Britain's House of Lords found itself up against a momentous question: should an a or an an precede hotel? In favor of an was Lord Faringdon, who begged "your Lordships to join me in making a demonstration in favor of elegance. Lord Conesford agreed, pointed out that h words that are not accented on the first syllable demand an. "I believe," said he, "that every one of your Lordships would say 'a Harrow boy,' but would also speak of...

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