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A LEO, AN L.E.O.-- A historic, indefinitely

This is a discussion on A LEO, AN L.E.O.-- A historic, indefinitely within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by bigmacque Um .... not to nit-pick, but "Ess Double-ewe Ay Tee" team is redundant. Team is not redundant... Special Weapons And Tactics ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    Um .... not to nit-pick, but "Ess Double-ewe Ay Tee" team is redundant.
    Team is not redundant...

    Special Weapons And Tactics not Special Weapons And Team... Though some have used the moniker to mean Special Weapons Assault Team... in which case it would be redundant.
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    OMG Like, *** This thread had me LOL'ing. No.. wait. L'ing OL. No. L'ing O L'ing. .....I was being all loud with my laughing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2wji View Post
    OMG Like, *** This thread had me LOL'ing. No.. wait. L'ing OL. No. L'ing O L'ing. .....I was being all loud with my laughing.
    Is that ell oh ell ing or Lolling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Is that ell oh ell ing or Lolling?
    Duh, its.... wait. I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Team is not redundant...

    Special Weapons And Tactics not Special Weapons And Team... Though some have used the moniker to mean Special Weapons Assault Team... in which case it would be redundant.
    And you sir, are correct. You win the kewpie doll. Or is that queuepea?
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    What if yer a pirate
    Ar Thar be an LEO
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    In summary: A historic is more common in online writing, but both usages are sufficiently common to be considered correct.
    "A historic" or "an historic"?

    The thing to realize is that grammar and spelling are constantly changing. How we speak and how we spell today is much different than 200 years ago. But I have several pet peeves in this area and it is hard to keep from cringing when I come across one.
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    Great thread!!!

    I always us "an" with LEO because I am spelling the acronym in my head as I type. I never thought about saying "Leo" and never do in conversation.

    I guess I should start using punctuation in the acronym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    OINK
    That's an oink, or a pig, or a LEO, or an L.E.O., historically speaking, that is.
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    from 6th Grade English classs: If the word after the a or an is a vowel sound use "an". If the word after the a or an has a consonant sound, then use "a"

    that is "an" LEO
    that is "a" Law Enforcement Officer"

    ....and I got straight A's in English Class
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    What if yer a pirate
    Ar Thar be an LEO
    Would that not be "Arr thar be uh LEO" As spoken?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    from 6th Grade English classs: If the word after the a or an is a vowel sound use "an". If the word after the a or an has a consonant sound, then use "a"

    that is "an" LEO
    that is "a" Law Enforcement Officer"

    ....and I got straight A's in English Class
    Based on that, it's an SWAT team then. Ess Double-ewe Ay Tee. But we say swat (as in fly). When I see LEO, I see Leo, as in lion. I don't see, or hear (from the voices on my head) El Ee Oh.
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    Ironically I noticed throughout this thread I read it by how it is written.

    Example; "a LEO" I read it in my mind as the word Leo,
    if it is "an LEO" I spell it out in my head.

    Subconscious clues/conditioning I would dare speculate.

    I am also aware that my grammar leans a bit toward the atrocious side.
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    I can sympathize, oakchas. I've been going insane with the amount of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary problems I see on a regular basis in this forum, on Facebook, and on my school's discussion boards.

    It's ok to be a Grammar Nazi.

    When it comes to acronyms, you use the article that you would use if you spelled the acronym out. For example. With LEO, you would say, "a law enforcement officer", so you should also say, "a LEO".
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