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Topic: BOC to issue a commemorative bank note marking the historic reign of QEII  (Read 23809 times)
Bob
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2015, 04:42:08 pm »

I am very happy that the correct wording "a historic" was used instead of the incorrect "an historic". The BoC deserves major kudos for that.

Fowler recommends "an historic", but what does he know.
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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2015, 04:56:36 pm »

Fowler knew nothing about Canadian English in the 21st century. His guide was written 90 years ago in Britain. "An historic" may have been appropriate in Britain at the time, along with "an hippopotamus", "an hotel", "an hysterectomy", and "an hilarious joke". Those may all still be correct in certain dialects like modern Scottish. None of them are correct in Canadian English.

If the H is silent, it gets "an". If not it gets "a". It's that simple.

"I'll be back in an hour." Yes.
"I stated in an hotel last week. It was an historic hotel." Nope.

I don't know what it is about the word "historic" that has people wanting to put "an" in front of it. But I'm glad the Bank of Canada got it right.

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« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2015, 08:10:12 pm »

I picked up some of the new notes today in Kitchener.  If anyone can't wait, feel free to PM me.

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« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2015, 12:18:16 am »


If the H is silent, it gets "an". If not it gets "a". It's that simple.


Not if your French.  Using that logic our French friends would have "an" before pretty much every word that starts with a "H".

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« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2015, 07:51:32 am »

I picked up some of the new notes today in Kitchener.  If anyone can't wait, feel free to PM me.
Well if you're just giving them away.  ;)


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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2015, 09:08:56 am »

I picked up some of the new notes today in Kitchener.  If anyone can't wait, feel free to PM me.
Well if you're just giving them away.  ;)

I'll give them away as a sign of my gratitude for your most generous and sizeable cash donation to my benevolent fund (aka bank account), or if you front a donation sufficient to earn you platinum sponsor status for my next car.  Or you can just buy the notes from me like what actually happens in the real world. ;) Wise guy!

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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2015, 09:46:17 am »

I'll give them away as a sign of my gratitude for your most generous and sizeable cash donation to my benevolent fund (aka bank account), or if you front a donation sufficient to earn you platinum sponsor status for my next car.  Or you can just buy the notes from me like what actually happens in the real world. ;) Wise guy!
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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2015, 04:04:31 pm »

I picked up some of the new notes today in Kitchener.  If anyone can't wait, feel free to PM me.

I am in Kitchener, I have been to about 10 banks over the last day or 2 and haven't seen any. Which Bank did you get them from?
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« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2015, 04:08:09 pm »

Scotiabank Vancouver Chinatown branch has them. I just picked up 20 from there. FWS.

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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2015, 09:24:20 pm »

I picked up 10 from RBC in Toronto.

FWS 5314418-22  25 25 and FWS 531441317 25 25

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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2015, 11:32:22 am »

Got mine:

FWS5344589 - 5344593 2/2

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« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2015, 01:59:29 pm »

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Got mine:

FWS5344589 - 5344593 2/2

-- I believe they're pretty common now- many branches in the GTA say they have them...

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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2015, 08:17:09 pm »

Just picked mine up today at a RBC in downtown Calgary.   It helps to know the central teller.  :-*

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« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2015, 09:03:28 pm »

Just picked mine up today at a RBC in downtown Calgary.   It helps to know the central teller.  :-*

Why? Aren't the other tellers capable of handing out twenties :-D
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« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2015, 07:33:05 pm »

Wow, 1000000! Did you get 0999999 or 1000001 too?

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