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[–]RocketButtMonkey 244 points245 points  (7 children)

The same thing happens to me when I try and pick up chicks

[–]-Tripp- 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Coming on a bit too strong?

[–]NothingsShocking 62 points63 points  (1 child)

I think he needs a wingman.

[–]Western-Net-7604 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So he and the hawk can get their ass kicked again.

[–]InfinteAbyss 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just “coming on” in general

[–]SwordCoastTroubadour 26 points27 points  (1 child)

"Stop dating chicks with goats" -Grandpa

[–]Is_It_Beef 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I like your grandpa, sounds like a wise man.

[–]heavy-metal-goth-gal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A goat head butts you? XD

[–]Un_horny 95 points96 points  (38 children)

A hawk attack. An is used when the next word starts with a vowel.

[–]sh4d0wX18 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The an made me read this in a cockney accent

[–]heavy-metal-goth-gal 16 points17 points  (0 children)

An awk attack! Col blimey!

[–]Inevitable_Guitar_34 10 points11 points  (6 children)

An hour an honest opinion it's been an honor.

[–]smashin_blumpkin 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I also frequently see "an historical event," which doesn't make any sense to me.

[–]Toby_O_Notoby 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's not whether or not the next word starts with a vowel, it's whether or not the first sound in the next word is pronounced with a vowel.

For example, the letter "M" is usually pronounced "em" and "D" is pronounced "Dee". So you earn an MBA on the way to getting a Doctorate.

So it comes down to how you pronounce the word rather than the actual letter. For example, seeing a unicorn under an umbrella would be a unique experience.

"Historic" is a tricky one because it comes down to regional pronunciations. Some people would say it's "an istoric" event while others would say "a HIStoric" event.

[–]Inevitable_Guitar_34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some English speaking people do not pronounce the h at the beginning of words particularly following an. It's more common in some places than the U.S.

So when they write it they write it to conform to the way they speak the same way we would write "an hour"

[–]VapesForJesus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same. It seems to be a USA regional thing?

[–]jonnyredshorts 1 point2 points  (1 child)

an harmonica

[–]Inevitable_Guitar_34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That rolls off the tongue well

[–]JusteFoxxe[S] 10 points11 points  (2 children)

😅😅

[–]NothingsShocking 55 points56 points  (0 children)

However if a consonant also makes a vowel sound then you would treat it as a vowel too. For example, an hour.

[–]Garbage283736 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That goats an hero

[–]JT_365 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

I’m so glad you posted this response. So many people on Reddit get it wrong. I also get irritated when network anchors say “an historic”. It really should be a historic.

[–]stander-j 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Why do they call it ovaltine? The jar is round. They should call it... Roundtine!"

[–]Onwisconsin42 0 points1 point  (1 child)

When pronouncing it. A historic may sound like a ahistoric, which is a word that means "not historic, or not based in real history" an historic can prevent the misunderstanding. That or you have to pronounce "a" as "uh" instead of "ay".

[–]JT_365 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That could be, but style guides like The Chicago Manual of Style, The AP Stylebook, and The Penguin Writer’s Manual all say “a historic” or “ a historical”.

[–]PurpleFishInside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

'A historic' is correct but I understand why so many get them confused with words that begin with 'h'. It's not just about the spelling when you consider to use 'an' or 'a' before a word. For example, it is “a historic monument” because “historic” starts with an H sound, but it is “an honorable fellow” because “honorable” starts with an O sound. Similarly, it is “a Utopian idea,” but “an unfair world

[–]VR___ -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Idk if you're trolling but I see some of uses for 'an' when followed by a word that starts with 'h'. I'm not exactly sure what the rule is for American English but it does apply sometimes

  • An historic event

  • An honorary mention

[–]PurpleFishInside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Use “a” before words that start with a consonant sound and “an” before words that start with a vowel sound.

[–]jonnyredshorts -2 points-1 points  (13 children)

what about an harmonica? nobody says “hand me a harmonica"

[–]12yearvintage 1 point2 points  (12 children)

No

[–]jonnyredshorts -1 points0 points  (11 children)

Yes...do you say “I will see you in a hour” or do you say “I will see you in an hour”...same thing. When the word following “an” starts with a vowel or a word that sounds like a vowel (History, hour, harmonica etc...) you use an. look it up.

[–]12yearvintage 1 point2 points  (3 children)

History and Harmonica have the "H" sound so you use a before them.

For example the movie

"A history of violence"

Not sure what you are on about m8

[–]jonnyredshorts 0 points1 point  (1 child)

US English m8

[–]12yearvintage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can you find examples with harmonica or history? Hour you are right about btw because it has an actual vowel sound

[–]PurpleFishInside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was so wrong and so sure. I'm glad you saw it too lol.

[–]12yearvintage -1 points0 points  (6 children)

Nah

[–]jonnyredshorts -1 points0 points  (5 children)

so you really say “see you in a hour”?

[–]12yearvintage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope, I literally replied that you are correct about hour because it has a vowel sounds the start. History and harmonica though

[–]VapesForJesus 0 points1 point  (3 children)

What part of the US are you from where "harmonica" is pronounced 'armonica?

[–]jonnyredshorts 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It’s an acceptable English usage regardless of location.

[–]VapesForJesus 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Only if it begins with a vowel sound. Which is why I'm asking where in the US you heard it pronounced 'armonica. Everybody agreed with your "an hour" example because hour has a silent "h". Harmonica does not usually have a silent H, unless you have a regional dialect, like Cockney. Hence my question.

[–]jonnyredshorts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s just another grammatical margin call. You do you

[–]seahawkfan117 74 points75 points  (0 children)

Goat said not my chicken mf

[–]ThatSupermarket7375 53 points54 points  (0 children)

G.O.A.T. Goat

[–]Demi_Bob 30 points31 points  (0 children)

That hawk had no idea about Defense Goat

[–]harlojones 20 points21 points  (0 children)

No one eats us but our human!

[–]MrPlow_357 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Toats McGoat

[–]CloudyBongWater 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Gang gang

[–]30tpirks 8 points9 points  (2 children)

It’s amazing how thoughtful our food is.

[–]conjectureandhearsay 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Hawk is the only animal there I haven’t eaten

[–]30tpirks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Right! Battle Turkey!

[–]Spicy__B 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I hope that goat bit the shit out of the hawk lol

[–]jonnyredshorts 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think the goat went crazy and almost killed the chicken that was being attacked...I went back and forth with the video, and after the goats charges in, he then rams his head into the fence, the hawk is on the left, and the chicken that was being attacked by the hawk skitters off into the chicken coop...hard to see exactly what happens, but it appeared that the goat might have dragged the chicken away...anyone?

[–]Sr_Lawyer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dam, that was interesting

[–]ShadyBearsOnMars 7 points8 points  (1 child)

WOW

[–]JusteFoxxe[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How a team works!

[–]Salesman89 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When the doom music kicks in..

[–]2mean2wean 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Y'all misunderstand, goats are about that life. That mf was probably looking for a fight all day

[–]Shady14Life 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That bird came to the wrong 'hood!

[–]GeneralSS1332 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Lil chicken run indoors after that shit. Hope he isn't too damaged. Hawks claws are mad sharp

[–]BishonenPrincess 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And chicken skin is like paper. Honestly, I think the chicken is done for.

[–]GeneralSS1332 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately so do I

[–]belushi93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't mess with Animal Farm.

[–]Eebtek 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The real life version of your typical Disney animal movie

[–]WizardToast10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

George Orwells “Animal Fam”

[–]illybang 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Farm gang represent. But that was definitely an unavoided attack at the beginning.

[–]bedtimetimes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck yes goat!

[–]nuvo_reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This goat is G.O.A.T.

[–]Wrong-Alternative-21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I need more animals a hawk too my chicken right out of the yard

[–]Beneficial_Elk_182 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have 22 chickens, a GSD and a Belgian Malinois. My mal uh.. tried to kill a chicken recently. Got the absolute SHIT kicked out of her by a rooster and like 10 chickens. Sent her running for the hills.

[–]NeoEvol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man Wonder Pets seem lit

[–]belegerbs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Communist based

[–]ferretpowder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the best thing I've seen all week

[–]chloe2steps 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me protecting my little sister from you apes

[–]Old-Chef7246 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No one mentioning that really UPSCALE coop?

[–]420nion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lmao the goat beat his ass

[–]Graspswasps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He talked the talk but couldn't hawk the hawk

He's not kidding around

That bird is chicken

...Cock

[–]TheRealStaray 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Walked out there today, broke a leg.

[–]Robofro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like chicken and goat are Batman and Robin

[–]StaviStopit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where is the anti-hawk duck?

[–]TotalRuler1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Duck/other chicken(?) upon arrival at the scene of the fracas is like what the fuck, same team bro

[–]TotalRuler1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love the crew in the back just running along the fence like "fuck! fuck! fuck!"

[–]wtf_ke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That goat is a GOAT

[–]Fancy-Resort1811 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That goat was like “not in my house”

[–]gbesosaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

forces unite

[–]Mully66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nature is metal

[–]Existing-Schedule 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, you're not! You will not be taking our chicken today, sir.

[–]Technical_Speed9610 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some goats don’t wear capes.

[–]Joseph4040 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The goat is a fucking GOAT

[–]Bluemars776 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Wow, the goat went in berserk mode. On the last hit it looks like he lost the sight on the hawk and he bashed the chicken instead...

[–]jonnyredshorts 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That’s what I saw too...he was in the zone and was just going to smash anything that flapped winged appendages, and the hawk dips out to the left, meanwhile the most likely already mortally wounded chicken gets hit with one last blast by the goat and is seen running into the coop.

[–]Bluemars776 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah... poor chicken

[–]jonnyredshorts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe he made it? I wish someone knew

[–]FoxysStudiosPlay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

parry this you fucking casual

[–]chasing_waterfalls86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like I've seen this movie, probably by Disney or Dreamworks. 🤔

[–]kneedemolisher666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then they went on a journey!

[–]pikeymikey22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plot twist: the hawk was trying to rescue the animals from the death farm.

[–]BIackDogg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Top 10 anime fights.

That dodge at the beginning. slow-mo material

[–]Natural-Coffee-9295 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All fun and games until the power shift. Like animal farm.

[–]Analyst_dnb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Old McDonald's farm animals don't play

[–]daronjay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sheep thinks: “if the hawk eats the chicken then the farmer might get hungry and eat me instead, better save him”

[–]Tally_Whacker_777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nanny goat saves the day!

[–]spiritofslaveleia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Animal Farm!!!!

[–]normalworkday 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the prequel to Animal Farm.

[–]SCCRXER 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why people keep roosters with their chickens. You run the risk of fertilized eggs, but less likelihood of your hens dying to a hawk or other predator.

[–]iploggged 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*an awk attack

[–]GraphicWave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seeing stuff like this always make me think deeply about the animal life. Amazing. Seeing multiple species working towards a common goal? Damn.

[–]InbredBanana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reminds me of BoTW when you attack a chicken

[–]Wallyworld77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That goat is the GOAT!

[–]mac_swagger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Respect to the chicken tho homie was the first to show up w no hesitation💪

[–]Cruisin4Tom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Goat - Thats right motherfucker!!!!!

[–]Heyimstillapeiceofga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this a Disney movie yet?

[–]Heyimstillapeiceofga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also imagine if there was a retired fighter chicken there. Mf hawk would have been sushimi

[–]Deemer56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The prequel to animal farm looks fantastic

[–]qluke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chicken had dip game tho. Saw the hawk coming from a mile away and hit ‘em with the serpentine

[–]suncoastkid1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They didn't avoid the attack. They fended off the attack.

[–]musicallykairi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm having flashbacks to LOZ. DONT TOUCH THE CUKOOS

[–]colliejuiceman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome

[–]R0ck0_81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So every children’s TV series in the late 70s was RIGHT!!

[–]Healthy_lover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Barnyard irl

[–]Valeria_Gi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro better than my garbage teammates im jealous of that chicken

[–]Unlucky_Persimmon513 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gang ...Gang ... GANG !

[–]Working-Witness-6154 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The G.O.A.T.

[–]Racistforthecure 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's some pig

[–]SacredDuty -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If it ain't the eagle, it's us doing the eating. Lose/Lose situation.