Obama and indefinite articles

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Nov 8 09:26:28 UTC 2008

Yes, I'm certainly not trying to claim that Obama is the only one who
does that.

Unfortunately, your summary makes my post look pretty vacuous. Perhaps
it is, but what I was particularly referring to and is cut out in your
response is that I was talking about the "a" + vowel combination.


On Nov 7, 2008, at 12:04 PM, Bradley A. Esparza wrote:

> Watching President-elect Obama speak I just heard him say
> "....*a*international....", not 'an'. <ay>
> Bradley A. Esparza



On Nov 7, 2008, at 4:38 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 6:20 PM, Benjamin Barrett
> <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>> My impression is that Obama gears his speech style to match his
>> purpose and audience.
> As many of us do all the time.

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