I’m not sure who started saying "an url" or why and what’s more puzzling are all the sheep who started saying it too.
Here’s a breakdown for all the simps out there who for some reason started saying "an url" even though it sounds wrong as they say it.
When pronouncing word that begins with a "U", if it’s a long "U", you use the word "a" in front of it….I think I just figured out why people say an instead of a…because they failed first grade English and they don’t know what a long U is…but I digress…a long U gets a in front and a short U gets an in front.
Take these words and say them in your head and choose which word should go in front:
Now here they are in a sentence:
- In a Universe far, far away…
- He was killed in an Underwear factory which was an Unfortunate tragedy.
- He was rooting for an Underdog team.
- It was an Undermining comment
- He was a Ugandan man.
- She loves men in a Uniform.
- They needed a URL that was easy to remember.
Leave a comment if you think I’m wrong, but tell me why!
I guess you could say "U" is an "irregular" vowel because this rule doesn’t really apply to its siblings.
The letter "A": An Ape, An Apple
The Letter "E": An Ewok, An Elephant
The Letter "I": An Icicle, An Irregular verb
The Letter "O": An Ovary, An Ostrich
And the vowel at center stage:
The Letter "U": A Utopia, An Understanding
Do you get it now? This is basic English…it’s like not knowing the difference between these two monosyllabic words or when to use them: Then and Than!!
Then is used in reference to time:
"First we’ll write this, then hopefully people will understand the difference between the two."
Than is used in a comparison:
"I’d much rather use the word A in front of the acronym URL than the word An, because you sound like a moron when you don’t."
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator for those who didn’t know.
That’s your English lesson for today!