Subject: Re: misc/446: installation script typos (text messages...)
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/15/1994 19:58:47
>> 	echo -n "Creating a fstab..."

>> I think it should be "an fstab" if you insist on using a/an.

So do I, FWIW.

> all of the grammar rules i learned said that it should be 'a' not
> 'an'...

The rules I learned say that it depends on how you pronounce "fstab".
If you pronounce it as I do, eff-ess-tab, it calls for "an".  If not,
well, it depends on how you _do_ pronounce it.  "file-sys-tab", for
example, would call for "a" rather than "an".

Perhaps this belongs on alt.usage.english or something rather than
netbsd-bugs? :-)

					der Mouse