a reply to someone saying “a” is more uninteresting than “the”

No, it’s one of the most common letters in English, one of the most common words in English, the first letter of the alphabet, tied for the shortest word in any language, one of the only words (besides “uh”) that’s pronounced as only a schwa, one of several words whose emphatic pronunciation (in this case /ɛɪ/) shares no phonemes (or even phones) with it’s casual pronunciation (in this case /ə/), the only word (alongside “an”) whose form changes based on whether it is followed by a consonant, and one of two indefinite articles in English (definiteness, by the way, is a relatively rare feature in world languages).

It may be a contender for the most interesting word out there, honestly. Don’t bring that shit to r/notinteresting anymore.

#reply #uninteresting

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