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

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

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

    It's a LEO.
    It's a historic event. Unless you write with an English accent. "istoric"

    Now, I suppose you could make an argument for LEO needing an as the indefinite article, if you were saying "I saw an EL EE OH sleeping in his squad car." But don't you use the acronym for police officer like a word... as in "Leo, the lion?"

    So, from now on... A LEO, okay?

    And, A historic, too...

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    Your friendly neighborhood beat (not beet, BTW) Elio

    Please... Seeing these oddities gives me facial tics...
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    He means "you're"... don't yell at him.
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    No, I don't use it as a word, as in leo, the lion. For every grammatical rule, there is an useless exception.
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    Wow.


    I didn't (as in did not) think there was any way to take grammar Nazi to a new level. Good job.

    Seriously, I do understand. There are some grammatical concerns that drive me nuts as well .... and a few others that I purposely butcher just to drive someone else nuts!
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    Go away... Far away... There surely is some forum for a grammar lesson, but I'm guessing this in not it...

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    Bah!

    I saw an Elio... he was arresting some perp for grammar violations.... It was an historic event!


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    "An hundred times made plain,
    to seek another's profit"

    It was good enough for Kipling, so it's good enough for me. That'll learn ya...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    "An hundred times made plain,
    to seek another's profit"

    It was good enough for Kipling, so it's good enough for me. That'll learn ya...
    See, but he writes with a British accent... "an undred"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    "An hundred times made plain,
    to seek another's profit"

    It was good enough for Kipling, so it's good enough for me. That'll learn ya...
    Kipling was a foreigner though... you can't trust the English on how to speak... English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    "An hundred times made plain,
    to seek another's profit"

    It was good enough for Kipling, so it's good enough for me. That'll learn ya...
    But we all know the Brits don't speak real English like us 'Mericans do.

    A L.E.O.----- A hisotric, indefinitely [historic ?]

    And add: you're, your; to, too, two; et cetera.
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    But I write how I speak. If I were saying "LEO" as an abbreviation, I would say "an LEO" because it just doesn't sound right the other way.
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    Who wins the spelling police? Hisotric? or the Grammar police, we got us an problem up in heres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    But I write how I speak. If I were saying "LEO" as an abbreviation, I would say "an LEO" because it just doesn't sound right the other way.
    sigh.

    If you say "El EE OH," fine...

    Would you also say...

    "The "Ess Double-ewe Ay Tee" team of professional El EE OHs took down the bank robber with a well placed shot from an "Eckler and Koch GEE 36."

    Or would you say, "they popped a cap in his butt... and that was the end of 'im, mate." ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    But we all know the Brits don't speak real English like us 'Mericans do.

    A L.E.O.----- A hisotric, indefinitely [historic ?]

    And add: you're, your; to, too, two; et cetera.
    I AM the GRAMMAR police.... for spelling, you have to go to the county sheriff!
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