A is for A

A is a word, too. Pity a. A gets no respect. A gets taken for granted. A gets trotted out and used—and often misused—by writers every day, without any thought or consideration. Can you search for a on most websites? No. A, for all its graceful brevity, is deemed unworthy—too short to index. A does not even seem to merit clarity on preferred pronunciation; and when you consider that one way is to pronounce it as “uh,” you begin to realize the cavalier disrespect society has for this first among all words....

 · Laura Lis Scott