Originally Posted by Magenta
My understanding is that it is (residually) correct when the initial h was originally silent, hence "an historic", "an hotel" but "a horse". The only exception I know of is, of course, "an halibut".
I think this might be an English translation thing, because in the states we pronounce the H in historic and hotel. In hour it is silent, as well as honor. Crazy ass language.
Didn't even think about the different forms of English. But I is 'Merican, so you is rong! Haha!